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Homicide investigation underway in Cleveland after 24-year-old woman shot, killed at downtown party

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Posted at 4:43 PM, Feb 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 07:07:01-05

CLEVELAND — Cleveland police are investigating a homicide that occurred downtown early Saturday morning.

Around 3:20 a.m., officers were called to the 1800 block of East 12th Street for reports of a female shot on the ninth floor of a building.

Once on scene, officers found a 24-year-old woman, later identified by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office as Destiny Johnson, in a stairwell with multiple gunshot wounds, police said.

Officers rendered first aid to Johnson until EMS arrived and transported her to a nearby hospital where she was later pronounced dead, according to police.

Preliminary information indicates Johnson was attending a large party held in two apartments in the building. During the party, a fight broke out between women and the 24-year-old fled.

Police believe the shooter chased the victim and shot her as she entered the stairwell.

No arrests have been made at this time and the shooting remains under investigation.