1 Dead, 17 Injured in Cleveland Shooting: Officials

March 8, 2020 Updated: March 8, 2020
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Authorities in Ohio said at least 17 people were injured and one person died in a shooting following a party in Cleveland, Ohio.

The Cleveland Police Department said that “two rival groups” began shooting at each other, adding that a party was held by several motorcycle clubs near the near East 93rd Street and Way Avenue in the city’s Union-Miles Park neighborhood at 11:30 p.m., according to News5.

After a fight broke out, several people were told to leave. That’s when a shooting erupted between attendees, police said before adding that there were multiple shooters.

Medical staff told the news outlet that the lone fatality was a 48-year-old male. Other than that, according to The Associated Press, authorities said 17 other male and female victims were shot in the incident.

Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia, a Cleveland Police spokeswoman, told the Cleveland Plain Dealer that the 17 victims had left the area and were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment. Seriously injured victims were taken to MetroHealth and University Hospitals.

Police said the injuries range from minor to serious. Police didn’t elaborate on the victims’ identities or other details, AP noted.

No information was released on whether there were any arrests.

Police told the Plain Dealer that the shooting happened at a private club that was bought by CC Black LLC for $85,000 in 2018.

No additional information was immediately available. An investigation is underway.