Teen Shot at Party Fueled by Facebook Post

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CLEVELAND, Ohio —

A teenager remains hospitalized after being shot at a party that police say got out of hand because of a post on Facebook.

It happened at approximately 10 p.m. Saturday in the 700 block of East 101st Street. Cleveland police officers responded to a home for a report of shots fired. When they got there, about 40-50 juveniles were running from the home.

According to a police report, some teenagers were having a party in the basement of the home when someone decided to announce it on Facebook. That’s when a bunch of unwanted guests showed up, and a fight started.

Police say one unwanted teen got punched in the face, prompting him to pull out a gun and fire two or three times, sending everyone running from the home.

Initially, officers didn’t think anyone had been shot, but they later learned that a 16-year-old boy came to the Cleveland Clinic with two gunshot wounds. The teen was then transferred to MetroHealth Medical Center. There, he told officers that the shooter was wearing a black coat, jeans and had an afro.

No one has been arrested. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Cleveland Police Department.