Woman shot after downtown Cleveland celebrations

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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Downtown Cleveland was all abuzz following the LeBron “I’m coming home” announcement Friday.

The festivities continued into the early morning hours when police say an incident resulted in a woman being shot in the Warehouse District and an arrest being made.

Most were unaware of the celebrations that spilled onto West 9th Street earlier when the bars closed.

"It gets pretty crazy, and I can only imagine how crazy it was last night after LeBron made his announcement," downtown resident Brittany Orwin said.

Police responded to a report of a rowdy crowd and people setting off fireworks around 2:30 a.m.

James Early was returning to apartment at that time.

"No, it wasn't an unruly crowd.  It was just a lot of people.  The clubs had just let out and the fireworks they were set up right here. People were watching.  I saw no fights, heard no arguments,” he said.

But, police said as they were attempting to move the crowd along, they heard gunshots coming from the parking lot of the Brigham Apartments.

Alex Baker, who was downtown at the time, heard them, too.

“We heard about 5 or 6 gunshots.  It sounded like fireworks going off and we ran down to see what was going on and there were a bunch of cops in this area,” Baker said.

Police said a woman from Willoughby, 19, was shot in the ankle.

According to police, she and witnesses were able to describe the shooter.

Police arrested a 29-year-old Cleveland man. Charges are pending.

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