Teen killed in daytime shooting marks fifth homicide in five days in Cleveland

September 4, 2018

Teen killed in daytime shooting marks fifth homicide in five days in Cleveland

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A 17-year-old boy suffered a fatal gunshot in the neck on Tuesday, police said.

The shooting happened about noon Tuesday on East 93rd Street and Sophia Avenue. Someone drove the teen to the MetroHealth clinic on East 116th Street.

The teen later died, police said.

Homicide detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting. No one has been arrested and no other information has been released.

It’s the second homicide on Tuesday and the fifth homicide in Cleveland five days, staring with the Thursday fatal shooting of a man outside a New Tech West High School.

A 28-year-old woman was killed about 1 a.m. Saturday 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.

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

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.

No arrests have been made in any of the five homicide cases. 

There have been 84 homicides in Cleveland in 2018. There were 80 at this point last year.

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