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One dead, one injured in third deadly Cleveland shooting in 18 hours

September 5, 2018

One dead, one injured in third deadly Cleveland shooting in 18 hours

CLEVELAND, Ohio — One person is dead and another injured in a Tuesday evening shooting that marked the sixth fatal shooting in the city in five days and third in an 18-hour span.  

The shooting happened about 7:30 p.m. on East 121st Street between Union Avenue and Kinsman Road, police said.

One was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have released no additional information about the shooting, including the age and gender the two who were shot.

Cleveland police spokesman Det. Reginald Lanton said the shooting does not appear to be connected to another shooting about the same time on Harvard Avenue and East 174th Street. In that shooting a 20-year-old man was shot five times and was taken to Southpointe Hospital for treatment.

There have been 85 homicides in Cleveland in 2018, five more than at the same point last year. There were 130 homicides in 2017.

Five other people have been killed by gunfire in the city since Thursday, including three on Monday.

Here is a timeline of the other five deaths:

Thursday: A 31-year-old man was shot to death in front of New Tech West High School. A passerby loaded the man in their car and drove him to a nearby gas station, where a Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority police officer called 911.

Saturday: A 28-year-old woman was killed about 1 a.m. inside Club X-Rated and eight others were injured in the shooting, both inside and outside the downtown Cleveland strip club. The club was hosting an event for local rap artists, police said.

Saturday: A 26-year-old man died about 8 a.m. in the 3200 block of West 82nd Street after being attacked by a group of men, police said.

Tuesday: A 35-year-old woman was killed about 1 a.m. while sitting in her living room, police said. Someone fired several gunshots at the home. Bullets ripped the home and hit the woman in the abdomen, killing her.

Tuesday: A 17-year-old boy was shot to death about 11:20 a.m. behind a home on Sophia Avenue near East 93rd Street.

The teen, identified by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner as Nicholas Cerutti of Willoughby, went to a home near the intersection with two friends to meet up with someone, police said. Police officials did not say why the trio tried to meet up with the person. One gunshot was fired and the teen ran in front of the house clutching his chest. 

No arrests have been made in any of the six homicides.

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