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Tamia Chappman’s sister among 2 killed during shooting in Cleveland Saturday night

Torionne L. Chappman was 18 years old
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Cleveland police
Posted at 10:38 AM, Jul 24, 2022

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Division of Police is investigating a shooting that left two people dead and another injured Saturday night in the city’s South Collinwood neighborhood — adding a tragic turn of events for one family already experiencing unimaginable grief.

According to police, the shooting happened just after 11 p.m. in the 19100 block of Nottingham Road. Officers responded to the area after receiving a report of shots fired. When officers arrived, they found three people—an 18-year-old woman, a 19-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman—shot in a vehicle, police said.

The police report states that officers heard moaning coming from inside the vehicle and opened the door, and the 19-year-old woman fell out but was caught by officers who then rendered first aid until medics arrived. Cleveland EMS transported the 19-year-old woman to University Hospitals. Her condition is currently unknown. The 18-year-old woman and the 19-year-old man were pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the deceased woman as Torionne L. Chappman, of Cleveland Heights, and the man as Charles Moore, of Cleveland. Chappman is the sister of Tamia Chappman, the 13-year-old who was struck and killed in East Cleveland during a Cleveland Police chase in 2019. Family attorney Stanley Jackson confirmed the family connection in a statement to News 5.

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“Torionne was a very bright and hard-working sister of Tamia Chappman who was trying to manage life (after) the trauma of losing her sister Tamia,” Jackson said. “She was coming home from work. The family at this time would appreciate prayers of the community and privacy during this trying time.”

Police said an initial investigation revealed two unknown men in a vehicle pulled up behind the car the three victims were sitting in, got out and then fired a "high number of rounds at the vehicle." The shooters then drove off.

One neighbor thought she heard fireworks, but when it didn't stop for nearly a minute she realized it was gunfire and called 911. Police responded to the see immediately, she said.

A nearby resident told News 5 he saw hundreds of police markers at the scene of the shooting.

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The area where three people were shot Saturday night on Nottingham Road in Cleveland.

Councilman of Ward 10 Anthony Hairston released a statement following the shooting.

Another weekend, more senseless gun violence and now two young people are dead, and another severely wounded. Why? The level of gun-related homicides and injuries in Cleveland is unacceptable. These crimes are across the city.

My sympathies are with the families and friends of the deceased and with those close to the young hospitalized woman. Please keep these families in your prayers. Cleveland police are investigating. Ultimately, we want the shooters to be caught quickly. And when the motives are revealed for this terrible crime, it won’t be worth the lives’ lost, the families’ grief and ultimately the perpetrators’ lives spent in prison devastating other families.
Anthony Hairston

The shooting also comes just days after Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb touted a decrease in violent crimein the city during the announcement of Wayne Drummond as Chief of Police, removing the "interim" title Drummond held for months.

Bibb said gun-related murders were down nearly 18% in the city, with overall homicides down 12% as of July 16th.

"We want to keep a watchful eye on violent crime throughout the summer," Bibb said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call police at 216-623-5464. You can also call CrimeStoppers at 216-25-CRIME. A $5,000 reward may be available for information leading to an arrest and successful prosecution.

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