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Arkon Police searching for Deranged Man who open fire at teens playing basketball


Police in Akron, Ohio, are looking for a male who opened fire with a semiautomatic gun at a group of school kids playing street basketball after they informed him to stop speeding.

The man was speeding down Rockaway Street in a white Pontiac G6 with tinted windows and short-term plates when one kid chewed out the man to stop speeding.

“He pulled out the gun, and turned and shot at him, three fires,” Dolly Young, whose 11-year-old son Alex was among the children playing, told local news WKYC.

The shooter had actually been aiming for Alex’s friend, 15-year-old next-door neighbor Markeise Smith.

“He [the driver] should be locked up for what he did because you shouldn’t shoot at kids because they tell you to slow down,” Smith told the station.

The incident was caught on cellphone video and sent to the police who are examining the incident.

“This can be traumatic for anyone, especially a 15- and an 11-year-old trying to play. Any information can help. It’s like a puzzle. Every piece helps bring this person to justice and have them answer for their crime,” Capt. Dave Laughlin told the channel.

Brent Stephens
Brent is a content writer at Drew Reports News, where he covers technology and Entertainment. Previously, he was a foreign correspondent at Drew Reports News based in Seoul, South Korea as well as a venture capitalist with General Catalyst in Palo Alto and Charles River Ventures in Boston and New York. Brent can be reach at brent@drewreportsnews.com
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