Cleveland police: one dead, 12 people shot during overnight violence

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CLEVELAND - Cleveland police are investigating after a number of overnight shootings left 1 person dead and 12 injured.

The first shooting happened at around 8:40 p.m. on Phillips Avenue, where a 24-year-old man was shot in the back and taken to the hospital.

Shortly after that, at East 117th and Sellers, two women were the victims of multiple gunshot wounds. One of them died from her injuries. The other woman was shot in the back and legs. Witnesses say that this was a drive-by shooting.

At around 1:20 a.m. Saturday, at East 30th and Superior, a man was the victim of multiple gunshot wounds.

About 40 minutes later, five people were shot outside The Agora, at 54th and Euclid Avenue. Police say that there were multiple shooters at this scene, as bullet casings from three different guns were found. They also tell Fox 8 that all the victims and witnesses at this shooting were being uncooperative. Detectives are continuing their investigation Saturday.

At 3 a.m., a man was shot at East 64th and St. Clair. He was taken to the hospital.

And shortly before 4 a.m., at East 55th and Payne, 2 men and one woman were the victims of gunshots as well.

Police stress that The Agora shooting is not believed to be related to the upcoming Republican National Convention.

Fox 8 will have updates on this violent evening as they become available from police.