UAPD statement about Nov. 10 incident


Two non-University of Akron (UA) individuals were involved in what appears to be an accidental weapon discharge situation at UA’s Exchange Street Residence Hall early Saturday morning.

At approximately 12:30 a.m., The University of Akron Police Department (UAPD) and the Akron Police Department responded to a call of a shot fired in the residence hall.

The victim, a 19-year old male, was taken to Akron General Cleveland Clinic Hospital with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. The suspect, a 17-year old male, is in custody. The victim and the suspect are known to be acquainted.

The names of the suspect and the victim are not being released at this point.

The campus has been notified that the incident scene has been secured and the investigation is ongoing.