One of the shootings took place outside Blessed Hope Missionary Baptist Church and left three people dead.
CLEVELAND — Five people are dead and three others were injured following a bloody overnight of shootings on Cleveland’s east side.
The three separate shootings all occurred within 90 minutes of each other in the early morning hours on Saturday. The first incident took place near the corner of E. 105th Street and Somerset, just before 1:00 a.m. A 23-year-old man was the victim of fatal gunshot wounds to his chest and abdomen. He was taken by EMS to University Hospitals (UH) where he was pronounced dead. The preliminary investigation by the Cleveland Division of Police indicates that the victim got in a verbal altercation with a male suspect (known to victim’s girlfriend) who entered the house. The victim allegedly produced a gun and then the suspect also produced a gun and shot the victim.
A 26-year-old man has been identified as the suspect. This incident remains under investigation.
About 20 minutes later, officers responded to the 2200 block of East 79th Street for a call of shots fired. Officers arrived on scene and found an unknown aged male laying on the ground. EMS was on scene and transported him to UH, where he was pronounced deceased. Police believe the victim was shot as he was walking down the street. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office took possession of the body for identification.
This case also remains under investigation
Finally, at 2:20 a.m., the Cleveland Division of Police recieved a call of multiple people shot in the 8800 block of Buckeye Avenue, just outside Blessed Hope Missionary Baptist Church. Officers found a 40-year-old man shot dead at the scene. A 40-year-old man and 36-year-old man were both taken to UH and died of their wounds at the hospital. Two women, a 30-year-old and 43-year-old, were both wounded in the leg and treated at UH. An man of unknown age was a victim of a bullet graze to the head and transported by private auto to UH. Police say additional information will be provided as it becomes available.
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