Akron Bar Shooting, Vandals Destroy Community Garden, Birthday and Longevity

A man was killed and two others injured in a shooting at an Akron bar. It happened at Al C. Sanders, also known as the Embassy Lounge, on Romig Road at 11:25 p.m. Monday night. 19 Action News has learned the suspect opened fire when refused entry into the nightclub. The gunman fired several shots through the lounge windows, striking and killing 38-year-old Rashaan Price. 28-year-old Lamar Fitzgerald was shot in the leg and 25-year-old Deanna May was shot in the buttocks. The victims were rushed to Akron General Medical Center, where their injuries do not appear to be life-threatening. Detectives are following up on all current leads on a possible suspect.

Vandals ravaged a community garden in Akron's Mason Park over the weekend. The garden was a source of pride and hope for less fortunate families at the local elementary school. Today young gardeners worked hard in the 90 degree heat trying to fix the damage done by the vandals. "Why would they do it?" one little boy asked. Susan Raines found the mess, her kids helped make this garden grow. "Stuff everywhere plants ripped up, it was horrible. My kids got to see all that which made it even worse." This is a brand new community garden in the Mason Park section of Akron. These elementary school aged children from all over the city have planted, weeded and watered their plants for the last six weeks in a summer camp program called Sprouts.

You may think of your birthday as only being important to your age and the possible presence of candles, cards and cake, but a new study suggests a link between your month of birth and longevity. Researchers found that those who were born between September and November from the years 1880 to 1895 were more likely to reach the 100-year mark than their siblings who were born in March. The study does not prove a cause-and-effect link, just an association. The meaning of the findings is unclear, and a researcher who studies lifespan called them mostly irrelevant to modern times. But, Leonid Gavrilov, from the Center on Aging at the University of Chicago, who wrote the study with his wife, Natalia Gavrilova, said the findings point to the importance of the environment in which a child is conceived and later grows.

Julia Tullos, WOIO Assignment Manager