Police: Girl killed by gunfire during birthday party in Ohio


AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An 8-year-old girl was shot and killed during a backyard birthday party for a teenager at an Ohio home, authorities said.

Akron police said several shots were fired shortly before midnight Friday in the Sherbondy Hill neighborhood.

Police said 8-year-old was found wounded and was taken to Akron Children’s Hospital, where she later died, police said. Authorities identified her Saturday as Mikayla Pickett.

The resident said he was hosting a party for his 15-year-old grandson when three or four people apparently showed up and opened fire.

No arrests were immediately announced. 


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April 24 2021 08:00 am

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