8-year-old girl killed in Akron, investigation underway

8-year-old girl killed in Akron, investigation underway

AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) - An eight-year-old girl was shot and killed Friday night in Akron.

Lt. Michael Miller identified her as Mikayla Pickett.

Police responded to a home in the 700 block of Roselle Avenue around midnight.

When police arrived, they found the eight-year-old girl with a gunshot wound. She was taken to Akron Children’s, where she died from her injuries.

According to detectives, it appears that suspects were outside the home and fired multiple shots.

Police said there was a large gathering of teens at the home before the shooting started. Akron Police told 19 News there was a teen party, but they do not know who the focus of the party was for.

Akron Police have also confirmed to 19 News that the girl was a student at Portage Path Community Learning Center.

Police have made no arrests at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490.

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