AKRON, OH (WOIO) - Two aunts are heartbroken and angry after their nephew, James C. Tyler, was left for dead in the middle of the street.
"Who would do that? Who would do that?" asked Janet Tyler, an aunt.
"Like roadkill. They threw him here like he was f?$&king roadkill," said Marilyn Tyler Belton, another one of Tyler's aunts.
According to Akron Police, around 5:30 a.m. there was a shootout between passengers of an Infinity and a Chrysler at the Circle K on Copley and Orlando.
Almost 30 shell casings were recovered.
After the shooting officers spotted the Chrysler with Travon Robinson, 21, inside the vehicle suffering from an injury.
He was rushed to the hospital and is expected to survive.
Two other people in the Chrysler tried to evade police but were apprehended after a foot pursuit.
Eight blocks from the Circle K shooting, Tyler was found bleeding to death on Peerless and Copley where his family now has a memorial.
Police are not certain what his involvement was in the shooting and his family members insist the occupants of the Infinity left him there to die.
"You all keep talking about police killing us. What about us killing each other!?! Stop it!!" screamed Janet Tyler Peel.
At Akron City Hall a group of Akron residents spoke out about the recent string of violence.
"I think we as a people need to come together and find some real solutions to help eliminate this violence," explained Mike Goode.
"Basically what we are asking is to call a truce on our neighborhood. We want kids to put the guns down. We don't want to find anymore of our boys in the street murdered at the hand of police or each other," said Deanna Rice.