24-year-old killed after two shot during fight on Akron's west side

AKRON, Ohio - One person is dead and another is recovering after a shooting Akron on Thursday.

The shooting happened during a fight at about 2 p.m. near the intersection of La Belle Avenue and Packard Drive.

Akron Police Lt. Rick Edwards said the two victims were taken to Akron General Medical Center, where a 24-year-old was pronounced dead. The other victim, a 29-year-old, suffered a gunshot wound to the arm, which is not considered life threatening, Edwards said.

The names of the victims are being withheld until their families are notified.

Police said the incident is still under investigation.

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