Two men shot in two separate shooting in Akron

AKRON, Ohio - Two men were shot in two separate shootings in Akron Monday that happened just a few miles apart.

The first shooting happened at 4:30 p.m. near Kenmore Boulevard and Manchester Road.

According to Akron police, 37-year-old Philip Jones told officers he was walking near his home when three men approached him and asked for money. As he reached into his pocket, Jones said one of the men pulled out a gun and demanded all of his money.

Jones was shot in the back after struggling with the robbers, police said. The robbers then took off in a red Chevy Beretta and Jones flagged down a passing car to get a ride to the hospital. Police said his injuries are not life threatening.

The second shooting happened at about 7 p.m. on Brighton Drive.

The victim, 36-year-old Jeffrey Woods, told Akron police he was standing in the street when a car pulled into his driveway. A person sitting in the backseat got out of the car and fired several shots at Woods, hitting him in both legs.

Woods was taken to the hospital, and also has non-life threatening injuries.

Police have said whether there are any connections between the two shootings.

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