Teenage boy shot in the back

AKRON, OH (WOIO) - An investigation is underway after a teenage boy was shot in the back over the weekend.

It happened around 1AM Sunday on Wildwood Avenue near Copley Road.

The 15-year-old boy reported he was walking when he saw a man wearing a mask, armed with a shotgun. The victim took off running when the masked man fired a shot, striking the victim in the back.

The victim called his mother to come pick him up and take him to the hospital. The victim was later transported to Akron General Medical Center where his injuries do not appear to be life threatening.

No other information is available as the shooting remains under investigation.

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