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Three dead, nine injured during violent Christmas weekend in Cleveland

Posted at 10:54 AM, Dec 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-26 16:26:50-05

The numbers are shocking.

Just since Friday afternoon, three people have died, nine have been injured - including two officers and a 16-year-old girl - and four others were victims in shooting incidents around Cleveland.


Around 1 p.m. on Friday, officers responded to a call in the 600 block of E. 93 and both were injured - one in the shoulder and left hand, the other in the shoulder. Both were taken to University Hospitals for treatment.

Just an hour and a half later in the 6300 block of Carl Ave., a 55-year-old woman was shot in the chest. She was taken to University Hospitals.

At 3 p.m. a 29-year-old man was shot in the thigh in the 5700 block of Clark Ave. He was transported by EMS to Metro Health where he was in stable condition.

Then three hours later, a 16-year-old girl was shot in the leg in the 3300 block of E. 123 St. She was taken to University Hospitals where she was in stable condition.

A 21-year-old man was shot in the eye at 10 p.m. in the 900 block of Parkway Rd. He was taken to University Hospitals. There is no word on his condition.


The violence started early on Saturday as a 39-year-old man was shot in the abdomen on W. 73 and Lorain at 12:30 a.m.

Just half an hour later, five people fell victim to a drive-by shooting. A man in his 20s was shot in the back and taken to University Hospitals where he died. The 26-year-old man who was with him did not suffer any injuries. Three other people nearby came close to injury, as one woman's car was hit while she was inside, the plaster in another woman's home fell from her walls a result of the shooting and another person's car was hit.


Two 19-year-old men wer shot in the 6100 block of Kenyon, one in the mouth and thigh and the other in the hand. The victim who was shot in the hand told officers they were approached by four men who tried to rob them. The incident happened around 6:20 p.m. The suspects left the scene, but police found a gun during the investigation. Both victims were taken to Metro Health.

Another man suffered a gunshot wound to his body just after 8 p.m. in the 2800 block of E. 117 St. The victim, who police say was about 30 to 40 years old, received medical emergency care on scene, but this no avail. He died on scene. Police say a vehicle was found that was involved in an aggravated robbery that happened around the same time, but it is not clear if these two incidents are related.


Christmas started with an early, violent jolt after a 29-year-old man died following an argument and shots fired. Officers responded to the 3200 block of . 44th St. around 1 a.m. Witnesses told police there was an argument between the victim and another person involving a gun, and the victim was shot.

The homicide unit and Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Officer responded to the scene and are investigating.

After this death Christmas morning, the total number of homicides in Cleveland in 2017 have reached 127, according to Councilman Zack Reed.