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Shots fired at 2 Lakewood bars early Sunday morning, police investigating

Police arrested 1 from Lakewood bar incident and have identified the suspected shooter at another bar during violent weekend
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Posted at 1:17 PM, Jan 22, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-23 18:50:35-05

LAKEWOOD, Ohio — Lakewood police are investigating shots being fired at two Lakewood bars early Sunday morning, according to a release provided by police.

The first incident took place at Corky's Place in the 13000 block of Detroit Avenue. Officers arrived at the scene shortly before 1 a.m. and found a man shot in the right thigh and another individual who had allegedly been punched in the face by the same suspect. The man shot in the thigh had minor injuries due to the bullet first striking his cell phone, police said.

Both people were transported from Corky's Place to MetroHealth Hospital. The incident and the identity of the suspect are under investigation.

The second incident took place at East End Pub in the 11000 block of Madison Avenue. As officers reported to the scene just before 3 a.m., they heard shots fired. Once they arrived, they found two people who suffered injuries. The first person was hit by a car that fled the scene. The second person had apparent knife wounds, police said.

Both people were transported from East End Pub to MetroHealth Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Capt. Gary Stone with Lakewood Police said they have arrested someone involved in the East End incident and have a person of interest from the Corky's shooting.

"Emotions, alcohol and carrying weapons — those are not a good combination at all, and that’s what I believe led to some of these things," said Capt. Gary Stone. "Lakewood is a very safe community our administration and our police department works very hard to keep it that way. It’s unfortunate and just bad period of time that both these incidents happened right around the same time."

At this time, police do not believe the incidents are related.

Anyone with information is being asked to call Lakewood Police at 216-521-6773.

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