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Teen girl shot in mouth; friend, 17, arrested

Beacon Journal staff report

Akron police arrested a 17-year-old boy Wednesday night after a shooting that injured a friend in West Akron.

A girl, 16, was shot in the mouth about 7:30 p.m. in the 1200 block of Everton Drive. She was transported to Akron Children’s Hospital with injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening, police said.

The shooting was believed to be accidental.

The boy was charged with aggravated assault and having weapons under disability. He was placed in the custody of the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center.


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