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Weekend off to violent start, Cleveland police respond to multiple shootings

Posted at 8:20 AM, Jul 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-07 18:39:15-04

CLEVELAND — Four people were hurt and two others were killed in a series of shootings spanning less than eight hours Friday night and Saturday morning across Cleveland.

Union-Miles Park neighborhood shooting

Friday night around 8 p.m., police responded to the 9400 block of Benham Avenue where a 26-year-old man was found with multiple gunshot wounds to the leg. He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Shooting in Clark-Fulton neighborhood

Saturday morning around 1:45 a.m., there was a shooting in the 3500 block of Fulton Road. A 34-year-old man was shot several times in the chest and leg. One of the bullets entered the Cleveland Police Department's 2nd District lobby. No additional injuries were reported.

Old Brooklyn homicide

Another shooting happened around 2:30 a.m. on Henritze Avenue near West 47th Street. Two people were found shot inside a Dodge Durango, according to police. Both victims—a 41-year-old male and a 42-year-old female—were transported to the hospital and later pronounced dead.

Authorities said nearby neighbors reported hearing fireworks, but then discovered the victims in the SUV. A third victim, a 40-year-old man, was taken to a nearby hospital with a gunshot wound in the head.

Police said that a woman was taken to the station for questioning but no arrests have been made.

The names of the victims have not been released.

North Broadway neighborhood shooting

At 2:45 a.m., police responded to East 66th Street and Union Avenue for a 46-year-old man who had been shot in the neck. He was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center. His condition is unknown.

No additional information has been released.

There have been a total of 21 shootings, including four homicides in Cleveland since July Fourth.

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