- Associated Press - Monday, May 4, 2020

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A large gathering of people in an Akron parking lot ended when two groups started shooting at each other, authorities said, leaving two teenage boys wounded.

The gunfire erupted around 8:40 p.m. Sunday. It appeared that dozens of people were attending the gathering, including many children, and most of the crowd ran from the scene when the shooting began.

When police arrived, they learned that two boys - ages 16 and 17 - had been wounded and were driven to a hospital in a private vehicle. The 17-year-old was shot in the abdomen, while the 16-year-old was struck in the back.

The two teens remained hospitalized Monday, but their names have not been released. Authorities are trying to determine if one or both of them was involved in the shooting or if they were innocent bystanders.

No other injuries were reported in the shooting.



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