Akron police are investigating a double shooting in East Akron.
Authorities report two men were shot. It is unclear where the shooting took place.
Police say the men, ages 29 and 23, sustained nonlife-threatening injuries. No suspects have been identified.
One victim was found sitting on a front porch of a good Samaritan’s home on Grifton Avenue. A second victim was found hiding two blocks away inside a home on Onondago Avenue near Barber Elementary School.
Officers do not believe there are other victims.
The shooting was reported at about 2:15 p.m. The victims said it happened when two men tried to get inside their car as they were stopped near Kennebec Avenue in the densely populated neighborhood with nicely maintained homes.
The men, according to police, said they were hit with gunfire as they ran from their car. One man was nipped in the ear, the other in the neck.
Judy Davidson, a retiree who lives on Grifton Avenue, said one victim appeared outside her home. He was walking with two little girls, who, like a lot of other children, happened to be playing in the area when the gunfire began.
Davidson gave the bleeding man a chair and he sat on her front porch to await an ambulance. Neither she nor the girls knew the victim, who was bleeding from the neck.
“He just said he didn’t want to die,” Davidson recalled.
Police say they could not locate any bullet shells from the area where the men said the shooting took place.
Police questioned residents at the Onondago Avenue home where the shooting victim with the injured ear was found in the basement.
A dog inside the house had to be restrained before officers could go inside and assist the shooting victim.