Teen killed at anti-violence gathering Sunday; 2 others also shot in Euclid

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EUCLID, Ohio — One person was shot to death during a “Stop the Violence Beach Party” at Sims Park Beach in Euclid Sunday. 

According to a release from Euclid Police Department, there were 200 to 300 people at the party, which was held in the area of 23131 Lakeshore Blvd.

Police say a crowd had gathered on the beach, and at shortly after 8 p.m. unknown suspects fired shots and then fled on foot.

Although the intended target is unknown, a 19-year-old Euclid man was shot in the head and killed.

A 12-year-old boy was shot in the back and was hospitalized. His condition is not known.

Later in the evening at shortly after 9 p.m., an 18-year-old Euclid man was walking in the 24000 Lakeshore Boulevard when an unknown suspect fired multiple times at him from across the street, hitting the victim in the shoulder. The teen was hospitalized, and his condition is unknown.

No other injuries were reported in either incident, and no arrests have been made.

Police are investigating the possibility that the two incidents are related.

The victims’ names are not being released. No other information is available.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Euclid detective bureau at 216-289-8505.

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