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Police investigate 3 weekend shootings in E. CLE

Posted at 8:55 AM, Feb 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-29 08:31:22-05

An 18-year-old man is dead after he was shot in East Cleveland Saturday night, police said.

According to police, authorities began investigating “several” shootings after being called to the area of the 14700 block of Euclid Avenue for a report of shots fired in the area at around 10:30 p.m.

Police told newsnet5.com's Meg Shaw that when they arrived on the scene, the victim could not be located, and authorities said he sought medical attention himself. 

Officers located a traveling vehicle that they said was connected to the shots fired, and stopped the car at Euclid and Superior avenues. Police learned the vehicle was stolen out of Cleveland and arrested the male suspect in that shooting incident.

Shortly after, at around 11 p.m., officers were called to the same area regarding shots fired. When police arrived on scene, they found an unresponsive man on the sidewalk who had been shot.

The victim--identified as 18-year-old Daniel Ridgeway--was taken to University Hospitals, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said they do not have any suspects in the second shooting at this time. Authorities have not said if the shooting incidents are believed to be related.

But the violence didn't stop there.

Police responded to a third shooting around 2 a.m. Sunday near the intersection of Euclid and Shaw avenues. Police said the victim transported themselves to the hospital using a stolen vehicle.

Police booked the vehicle for processing. One person of interest was taken into custody, and police said they are searching for a second person of interest in that shooting. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the East Cleveland Detective Bureau at 216-451-1234.