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1-year-old child has died following a shooting Sunday night in Akron Ohio

AKRON, Ohio — A 1-year-old child has died following a shooting Sunday night in the 1200 block of 5th Avenue in Akron.

Officers responded to the scene around 9:30 p.m. where they say an unknown suspect fired shots at a home, striking the child. The child was taken to a nearby hospital and later died, according to police.

“A man and woman (ages 48 and 47) were also struck during the shooting,” the Akron Police Department said in a press release. “They both sustained gunshot wounds to their lower extremities.”

Both were taken to a local hospital for treatment. Authorities said their injuries are not considered to be life-threatening.

The child’s name is not being released at this time. The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy.

Detectives said it's believed a newer black or dark-colored Dodge Ram pickup truck may be involved.

The investigation is currently in the early stages. Police say no arrests have been made at this time. Anybody with information is asked to call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-345-2490 or 330-375-2TIP. Callers can also provide their tips by calling the Summit County Crimestoppers at 330-434-COPS. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

No additional information was immediately available.

The Reporter Newspaper
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