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Shooting victims drive to nearby Cleveland fire station for help; one later dies at hospital

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Posted at 10:07 AM, Dec 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-08 12:47:48-05

CLEVELAND — Two shooting victims who were hit on East 149th Street in Cleveland Tuesday drove to a nearby fire station for help, according to a spokesperson for the Cleveland Division of Fire.

At approximately 11 p.m., the two injured victims drove to Station 31 located at East 152nd Street and St. Clair Avenue for help.

When they arrived, they banged on the windows of the bay doors at the back of the station, breaking one of the windows, according to a fire official.

The pair, a 22-year-old female and a 36-year-old male, were brought inside where they were treated and transported by Cleveland EMS to University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in critical condition.

A spokesperson for the Cleveland Division of Police said the female victim later died at the hospital.

The car the victims drove to the fire station had multiple bullet holes.

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Fire station at East 152nd Street.

A spokesperson for the Cleveland Division of Police said a preliminary investigation found that the 36-year-old male victim arrived with a 29-year-old male at a home in the 800 block of East 149th Street and parked in the driveway.

The 22-year-old female victim joined the other two males in the vehicle.

Approximately 30 minutes later, an unknown person fired several shots at the vehicle, injuring the victims.

The 29-year-old male drove the victims to the fire station for help.

Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators at 216-623-5464. A cash reward of up to $5,000 may be available.

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