The reaction to the mass shooting in Akron

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – Several elected officials and the Cleveland Cavaliers issued statements Sunday following the mass shooting in Akron.

A total of 25 people were shot around midnight Sunday in the area of ​​Kelly and 8th Avenue.

25 people shot in Akron, 1 man killed, multiple victims hospitalized

A 27-year-old man was killed. His name has not been released.

15 patients went to Summa Health, 13 have non-life threatening injuries. One patient is in critical condition and the 27-year-old man was pronounced dead on arrival.

Seven patients went to Cleveland Clinic Akron General. A patient is in critical condition.

Neighbors told 19 News the shooting happened at a large party.

No arrests have been made and Akron police are asking witnesses to call them at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2Tip.

Ohio Congresswoman Shontel Brown:

“This Sunday, my prayers go out to those injured, their families, and all those hurt and injured by this horrific event in Akron. Thank you to all the first responders and medical professionals for their work last night.

“The pain of gun violence continues to be felt in Northeast Ohio, and it’s horrifying to see another mass shooting so close to home. People can’t live like this for fear they won’t be safe at a block party, church, school, or work. While we await more details about this shooting, it’s abundantly clear that we have a national problem — and we’ve had one for decades.

“We need comprehensive gun safety legislation to strengthen background checks, close loopholes that continue to allow dangerous people to buy guns, ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and more. We need to make sure the new Bipartisan Safe Communities Act we voted for is fully implemented so we can combat gun trafficking, and we need to provide more resources to local communities devastated by gun violence.

“We can solve this problem and we owe it to our constituents to listen to the bipartisan majority that wants legislative action.”

US Representative Emilia Sykes:

“I am devastated to see this senseless act of violence in our Akron community. My heart and prayers go out to the victims, their families and our entire community as they try to make sense of a senseless act of violence. I am grateful for the law enforcement officers who quickly responded to the scene and encourage anyone with information to contact authorities. Our community must work together to protect our neighborhoods from gun violence.

“My office will continue to monitor this situation as we learn more about this tragedy and will assist as needed.”

US Senator Sherrod Brown:

“My thoughts are with the victims and those affected by the horrific shootings in Akron. My office has been in contact with local officials and we continue to monitor the situation. Thanks to the first responders who arrived quickly on the scene.”

Akron Mayor Shamas Malik and Akron Police Chief Brian Harding:

“This morning our city is reeling from the devastation of senseless violence. With more than two dozen victims, pain and trauma reverberate throughout Akron today as we search for answers. As with all acts of violence in our city, our hearts go out to the victims and their loved ones.

We will bring those responsible to justice and we need the help of our community to do that. To those with information about this horrific shooting – we need you to speak up to prevent further violence and retaliation. This can be done anonymously.

Today and in the coming days, we will share more information about this horrific incident. Our city government and our Akron Police Department will continue to prioritize public safety as a top concern as we aim to end gun violence in our community.”

US Senator JD Vance:

“Terrible situation in Akron last night. Our team is monitoring the situation and our hearts go out to everyone affected by this terrible shooting. We pray for all those involved and that the death toll does not rise.”

Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb:

I am incredibly frustrated to see another community in pain, especially one so close to home. No one deserves this violence or to live in fear. I am confident that every resource is being used to bring those responsible to justice. This is yet another reminder that we must never give up the fight to get guns off our streets and out of the hands of harmful actors. But, I hope we can move past the reminders and move to action to finally end the senseless violence plaguing our communities. I am grateful to the first responders who acted without hesitation last night in Akron. My prayers are with every member of the family and community affected.”