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Akron Mass Shooting Update: Identity of Homicide Victim Released Featured

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The 27 year old Akron man who lost his life in a hail of bullets early Sunday morning in a drive-by mass shooting in East Akron, has been identified as Lateris Cook, of Akron.

The Summit County Medical Examiner's office released his name this morning, even as law enforcement and city officials continue to plead for people who were at the party where 24 other people were shot and injured, to come forward with information that can help them identify the shooter.

During a press conference last night, Akron Mayor Shammas Malik, and Police Chief, Brian Harding, both stressed that it is likely someone, out of the more than 100 people who were still at the block party which had at one point swelled to more than 200, probably knows something they can use to track down the killer.

Meanwhile, there are multiple people still in the hospital recovering from their injuries, including two who as of last night; were in critical condition.

Also of concern today, is the mental health and well-being of the first responders who came to rescue the victims of the mass shooting.

The City's Acting Fire Chief, Steven Kaut, touched on that as part of his description of the night's events. 

To find out more, watch the press conference:

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