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8 people shot at graduation party in Cleveland

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Posted at 7:23 AM, Jun 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-07 14:52:44-04

CLEVELAND — Eight people were shot at a graduation party Sunday on Woodbridge Avenue in Cleveland’s Clark-Fulton neighborhood, according to Cleveland police.

Officers responded at approximately 9:30 p.m. to the 3700 block of Woodbridge Avenue for shots fired.

A 23-year-old man, a 48-year-old man, a 39-year-old woman, a 24-year-old woman, a 61-year-old man, a 24-year-old man, a 46-year-old man, a 22-year-old man and a 42-year-old woman were all shot during the incident.

The 24-year-old man, 24-year-old woman and 22-year-old man were shot in the leg, the 47-year-old woman was shot in the abdomen, the 61-year-old woman was shot in the chest and the 23-year-old man was shot in the chest and the abdomen. It is unknown where the other victims were shot, police said.

Witnesses told police they were outside of the residence celebrating at a graduation party and there had been a dispute with the neighbors earlier over a parking space.

Cassandra Hooks said she was in the house cooking and making plates when she heard the gunshots.

"You don’t know who to run to, that’s how many people were actually shot," Hooks said. "It turned out to be a bloodbath. A bloodbath."

Just before the shooting, witnesses reported a dark-colored sedan was seen near the house and the shooter is believed to have fled in that vehicle.

The shooting remains under investigation.

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