Police were investigating three Akron shootings that occurred within five hours Tuesday, leaving three people wounded, one critically.
The first occurred about 6 p.m. in the 400 block of South Hawkins Avenue near St. Sebastian Church and school where Wallhaven meets West Akron.
Police said a 17-year-old boy was found there with a "minor" gunshot wound to his lower back. The boy, who was taken to Akron Children's Hospital, did not give a description of the shooter, police said.
About 90 minutes later, police were called to Cleveland Clinic Akron General for a second victim who had been shot at a North Hill home.
In that case, a 57-year-old man told officers he was shot at his West Dalton Avenue boarding house in a dispute over food.
The man told police he ate two pieces of chicken another boarder was cooking in the kitchen. That made the boarder angry and he grabbed the man by the throat, threw him to the floor and then shot him in the shoulder.
The wounded man, who is expected to survive, fled the house and was taken to the hospital.
Finally, just before 11 p.m., police were called to a shooting in the 1500 block of Hillcrest Street in Kenmore.
When officers arrived, they found the crime scene, but the victim was gone.
As police secured the shooting site, someone told them a 25-year-old man had been shot in the abdomen and driven to Akron General.
The man was in critical condition, according to police.
So far no charges have been filed in any of the shootings and police only had a suspect in one — the man they say was angry over the chicken.
Police ask anyone with information about any of the shootings to call detectives at 330-375-2490, 330-375-2TIP or Summit County Crimestoppers at 330-434-COPS.
Information can also be sent by text to 274637(CRIMES).
Tipsters can remain anonymous.