Three Akron residents were shot late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning in several incidents of gunfire reported around the city.
Akron police said a 12-year-boy was shot after midnight while he was walking near the University of Akron campus.
The child was walking home on Brown Street near Cross Street from a nearby store when a black car pulled up.
As the 12-year-old boy fled the scene, he heard gunshots. He felt pain in his ankle and discovered he had been shot.
He was able to limp toward home, and his mother transported him to Akron Children’s Hospital.
In a separate incident, police believe two men in their 20s were shot in the 700 block of Stadelman Avenue near West Market Street in a "rolling gunbattle," according to reports.
Multiple units responded about 11 p.m. Tuesday to a call about shots fired at the scene, but officers did not find any victims. Police were later notified by an off-duty officer at Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center about two victims who had been dropped off at the hospital.
One of the victims, a 29-year-old man, had a gunshot wound to his hand. The other, a 24-year-old man, was shot in the back. Both men walked into the hospital on their own, according to the incident report.
Neither of the injuries was considered life-threatening.
Police believe the men were injured in the Stadelman Avenue incident.
Akron officers also responded to a call about a third shooting, this one reported by a resident in the 900 block of Bye Street about 1:30 p.m.
The woman told police she had heard shots fired outside her residence about 3:40 a.m.
Police found numerous holes in the woman’s vehicle, but no injuries were reported.
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