An 8-year-old girl was shot to death late Friday night during a backyard teen birthday party in Akron.
Akron police identified the girl Saturday afternoon as Mikayla Pickett.
An Akron Public Schools spokesman said Mikayla was a student at Portage Path Community Learning Center.
The shooting took place in the 700 block of Roselle Avenue near Manchester Road, where officers responded to reports of gunfire about 11:48 p.m. Friday, police said.
The girl was found with an apparent gunshot wound and was taken to Akron Children’s Hospital, where she later died.
Police said there was a large gathering of teens at the home, and it appears the shots came from outside.
No arrests had been made as of Saturday afternoon. Akron police said detectives are working to identify suspects.
The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy.
Willie Walker, 62, said he was hosting an outdoor birthday party Friday night for his 15-year-old grandson in his backyard when the shooting…