CLEVELAND- The Cleveland Division of Police released new information on the deadly shooting that claimed the lives of 5 people Friday night, and injured a child.
Cleveland police say two men and two women, were shot and killed at a home on East 92nd and Wade Park Ave. around 7:30 p.m.
According to police, 41-year-old Sherita L. Johnson pulled into the driveway of the home to let her 9-year-old daughter go inside to grab some clothes. When the girl open the door to the home she saw it was out of order. A masked man appeared and shot the girl two times in the chest.
Johnson, who was 28-weeks pregnant, was shot inside of her car. Her two-year-old son, who was in the backseat of the car, was unhurt.
Johnson was taken to University Hospitals Case Medical Center where she was treated and died Friday night.
According to the Medical Examiner's Office, Johnson's unborn baby, a boy, was also pronounced dead at the hospital.
A 60-year-old man, 19-year-old man, and 17-year-old girl were found dead inside the home. Their identities have not yet been released.
The 9-year-old girl, who witnessed the shooting, was taken to Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. Authorities say she's expected to be okay.
Cleveland City Council President Kevin Kelley and Councilman TJ Dow released the following statements about the horrific crime.
“For too long Cleveland has suffered the consequences of gun violence,” said Council President Kevin J. Kelley. “As we grieve the unnecessary loss of life in the multiple incidents this weekend we are reminded of the importance of implementing gun legislation with Mayor Jackson. Our thoughts and prayers go out to these and every family who has lost a loved one at the hands of guns.”
"Today, with heavy hearts, my community mourns tragedy striking our neighborhood and knows more than ever the importance of community," said Councilman TJ Dow. "Any loss of life, particularly a child, is unforgiveable. While we have suffered ups and downs in the past years, together we will move forward and I pledge to remember and fight for the safety of East Cleveland and work through all avenues available to a solution.”
Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact the Cleveland Division of Police at (216) 623-5464.
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