Jefferson Park shooting
CLEVELAND – One person was killed and another injured in a shooting in the Jefferson neighborhood of Cleveland late Saturday afternoon.
Police were called to Jefferson Park around 5:35 p.m. and found a 24-year-old man with a bullet wound to the head not far away.
In Building 3600 of West 134th Street, a 25-year-old man was found with a bullet wound to the hip.
CPD’s initial investigation revealed that the two men had gone to the park to play basketball when a stolen white car appeared and fired in their direction.
They said the vehicle involved was also used in an aggravated burglary on Friday on West 63rd Street and Storer Avenue.
The two victims were taken to Metro Health Medical Center, where the 24-year-old succumbed to his injuries. He has since been identified as Tori Boling, from Cleveland.
Witnesses told authorities that the two were heading to the park to play basketball when a white car approached and its occupants started shooting.
According to officials, this vehicle was stolen from the area around West 63rd Street and Storer Avenue last Friday.
The four men were arrested and police said three of them, a 17-year-old boy and two 18-year-old men, were arrested in connection with the shooting.
Police said several rifles were recovered from the scene.
This shooting is a huge blow, Kazi said, because nothing seems to discourage crime — not the cameras around town, nor the Cleveland Alliance of Peacemakers nor community members reporting suspicious activity.
The names of the three suspects have not yet been revealed. The incident is still under investigation.