8-year-old girl shot and killed at Akron’s birthday party


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 Akron murder investigators are looking for evidence in the fatal shooting of 8-year-old Michaela Beckett.

She was shot dead at a birthday party on Rozelle Street.

Police believe the boy was shot in the back while playing in the backyard.

Investigators say a 14-year-old girl was also shot.

She was shot in the leg and was treated at Akron Children’s Hospital.

Police say the suspect (the suspects) fired several shots outside the house.

The house of at least one neighbor was bombed.

Michaela was a student at the Portage Path Community Learning Center, according to Akron Public Schools.

Akron Police say Michaela’s death is the sixth murder in the city involving a person under the age of 19.

Akron witnessed 31 murders in 2020.


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