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3 teens injured after shooting during birthday party on Euclid Avenue in city's MidTown neighborhood

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Posted at 6:46 AM, Jul 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-28 20:26:51-04

CLEVELAND — Three people were transported to a nearby hospital after a shooting at a birthday party at a short-term rental on Euclid Avenue in Cleveland's MidTown neighborhood Wednesday, according to police.

Officers responded at approximately 1 a.m. to the 2900 block of Euclid Avenue, outside the University Studio Apartments.

A spokesperson for EMS confirmed a 14-year-old female shot in the hip was hospitalized in serious condition and a 16-year-old male shot multiple times and a 17-year-old male shot twice in the back were transported in critical condition to MetroHealth Medical Center.

According to a witness, a car pulled up to a crowd at 2828 Euclid Avenue and opened fire.

A spokesperson for the Cleveland Division of Police said preliminary information indicates the victims were attending a birthday party at a nearby short-term rental when someone started shooting.

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Scene of shooting in the 2900 block of Euclid Avenue in Cleveland on Wednesday, July 28.

Cleveland Division of Police, RTA and Cleveland State University police all responded to the scene.

Cleveland police collected a gun and about a dozen or more shell casings as evidence.

Inside Chef T’s Kitchen, located at 2901 Euclid Avenue, owner Antwone Nowden says safety should be a priority to keep residents and customers coming to his newly opened restaurant.

“When I walk out of here, I don’t want to get killed or have to shoot nobody or defend myself because I’m trying to go home to make it to my family, so I’d rather it be safe for everybody,” said Nowden.

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Scene of shooting in the 2900 block of Euclid Avenue in Cleveland on Wednesday, July 28.

Henry Barton lives just above where it happened. He said he heard 18 shots.

"It was enough to scare me. I ain't going to say it wasn't. It was something to take serious," he said.

So far, police have not released the names of the teens shot.

No word either on what led up to this shooting. Police did find a gun at the scene, but so far, they say, there are no arrests.

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