AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) - Akron Police are searching for “armed and dangerous” suspects after two boys were shot Tuesday afternoon on Neptune Avenue.
One of the victims, Davieon Frazier, 17, died at Akron Children’s Hospital due to his injuries, police said.
A second victim, also a 17-year-old boy, is recovering from gunshot wounds in the hand and buttocks, according to police. Police found him outside a Circle K gas station near the 900 block of Brown Street after the shooting.
The shooting happened around 3:15 p.m. outside a home located on the the 900 block of Neptune Avenue, police said.
“I just heard gunshots coming from that direction and I just laid on the floor,” a neighbor said. “When the gunshots stopped, I laid down on the floor for a few more seconds.”
The man did not want to be identified, but said he’s lived in the area for more than a dozen years. He told 19 News his street, Lovers Lane, doesn’t see much violence.
“That’s why I love this street, it’s quiet. Everybody knows everybody,” he said.
A few doors down, an elderly woman, who also asked not to be identified, said her house has at least nine bullet holes from the shooting.
“In the sixty years [living here], I’ve had almost everything happen to me except I’ve never been shot at,” she said.
Police said their preliminary investigation suggests the boys were outside when two men in a white car passed by and began shooting.
Two nearby homes were hit by the gunfire, according to police.
No other injuries were reported.
Contact any of the numbers listed below with information about this fatal shooting. Anonymous tips are accepted.
Akron Police Department: 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2TIP
Summit County CrimeStoppers: 330-434-COPS (2677)
Text a tip to 274-637.