An Akron teen was shot in the leg during a robbery attempt Monday afternoon on the city’s West Side, police said.
The 17-year-old boy was being treated for nonlife-threatening injuries at Akron General Medical Center. The shooter has not been identified.
The teen told police he was shot at about 1:30 p.m. during an altercation with the gunman near the 400 block of West Market Street. He told police he resisted the gunman’s robbery efforts and was shot in retaliation.
Police say the injured teen ran to a nearby convenient store and called 911 for help.
The shooter was wearing all black clothing and a ski mask, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Akron police at 330-375-2490. Anonymous tips may be left via the Internet at http://akronohio.gov/asp/tip.html.