Victim identified in shooting on East Avenue in Akron

AKRON, Ohio - A man and woman were shot in a driveway behind a home in the 600 block of East Avenue at about 10:15 Monday night.

According to police, the man was pronounced dead sitting inside a car at the scene at 10:42 p.m.

The Summit County Medical Examiner identified the victim as Deshawn Dwayne Smith, 18, of Akron.

The woman was taken to the hospital and her condition is unknown.

Police were interviewing a large group of people individually, but information about the shooter or shooters was unavailable.

Neighbors told NewsChannel5 they heard about 10 shots from what they described as a machine gun.

Police were seen placing evidence markers in two separate driveways along East Avenue.

The identities of the victims were not released.

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