The month of February began with a violent few days in Cleveland, leaving seven people with gunshot wounds.
Beginning Friday at 3 a.m., a 30-year-old man was shot at E. 40th and Central. He was taken to St. Vincent Charity Medical Center.
Then at 5 p.m., a 25-year-old woman was shot in the chest and taken to MetroHealth. She was shot in the 2000 block of Lorain.
At 2 a.m. on Saturday, a 20-year-old man was shot in the 5300 block of Woodland Avenue. He was shot in the upper arm and taken to MetroHealth.
Four hours later, a person was taken to MetroHealth after being shot in the back. This happened in the area of Fulton Road and Hyde Avenue, and was possibly related to an aggravated robbery.
At 9 a.m., a 40-year-old man was shot in the leg at Burger King in the 2800 block of Carnegie Avenue. EMS was notified.
Then at 9 p.m., a 27-year-old man was shot in the back in the 4200 block of E. 124th St. He was taken to MetroHealth.
The violence began early Sunday morning, when a 19-year-old man was shot in the arm at 1 a.m. in the 11300 block of Highlandview Avenue. He was taken to MetroHealth.
At 1 p.m., a 39-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 3600 block of E. 103 St. He was taken to University Hospitals in critical condition.
Also at 1 p.m., Cleveland police said the Homicide Unit and the Cuyahoga County Coroner's Office were called to the 16000 block of Lake Shore Blvd. There is no word yet on a cause of death.