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City of Cleveland reviewing policies after shooting at Glenville recreation center

Posted at 3:37 PM, Jan 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-26 18:13:59-05

The City of Cleveland is reviewing its policies after a shooting at the Glenville Recreation Center Wednesday evening.

Even though there was an off-duty officer working security there at the time, no one called police for 95 minutes. 

The shooting happened at 5:31 p.m. at the Cleveland Glenville Recreation Center, 680 East 113th Street.

The manager of the facility told authorities that a group of teens was sitting in the game room playing dice when a gun accidentally went off, the police report stated. 

The manager told authorities police weren't called immediately because the staff was "trying to secure everything and make sure everybody was OK."

According to the report, a 13-year-old, who witnesses say is known to carry a revolver, ran off after the shot was fired.  

The report states a second juvenile stood up after the shooting and was seen on a security camera with a gun in his waistband.

Police were unable to find any bullet holes in the walls or ceiling or any shell casings. 

The report states an off-duty detective was present in the building when the shot was heard. According to the mayor's office, off-duty officers provide security at all Cleveland recreation centers weekday evenings and on Saturday afternoons.

The City released the following statement regarding the incident:

“The City of Cleveland does not permit guns or any other weapons in our recreation centers. We are conducting a full investigation of the incident that occurred at Glenville Recreation Center on January 24, 2018, and thoroughly reviewing our center’s policies and procedures.”

No arrests have been made.