EUCLID, Ohio — A teenager was shot and killed in Euclid on Saturday, according to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s office and Euclid police.
Maurco Toler, a 13-year-old boy, was killed on the front lawn at a residence in the 25700 block of Zeman Avenue, according to police.
“Absolutely shocking for people to do that without concern for being seen or being recorded,” said Euclid Police Captain Mitch Houser.
Police said the fatal gunfire is believed to have come from a dark-colored 2004 to 2007 Ford Escape.
Surveillance video in the area captured an image of the vehicle.
“The smallest piece of information can lead to breaking a case. So, if you recognize that vehicle or if you happen to know the victim and know he had beefing with someone in anything like that is information that we need to have as soon as possible,” said Houser.
Euclid police are asking anyone with information on the fatal shooting to call 216-289-8505.
Police responded to two other shootings over the weekend. One man was shot in the foot, the other in the parking lot of a Walgreens. Police said two men came out of the store and shot a man who was standing outside. Police said both men are ok.
“While we have seen an increase in gun violence, this weekend for us was out of the ordinary,” said Euclid Police Chief Scott Meyer.
Euclid is not the only suburb seeing increased violence, many suburbs across the state and the country have seen a very large spike in violent crime.
Meyer said they have a two-step approach to curbing it.
“Our residents expect that we’re addressing crime. So, we need to be proactive with things like getting firearms off the streets, narcotics, and addressing quality of life issues. But equally important too, we really stress our relationships with the community, our community-building efforts. We really want to be partners with our community, so we work very hard at both and I think that balanced approach is important,” said Meyer
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