Cleveland Police investigating three shootings overnight

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CLEVELAND – Cleveland Police are investigating three separate shooting incidents that occurred overnight on Friday.

The first took place just after 9 p.m. near East 116th and Buckeye. The victim was a 28-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the leg.

He was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center for his injury. He told police he was dropped off by friends when an African-American male in a dark-colored hoodie approached, shot him and took $800 dollars from him. The suspect then left the area in a white SUV. Call police at 216-623-5218 with information.

The second incident happened near Martin Luther King Drive and Buckeye just before 9:30 p.m. A male said he heard shots fired into his home and heard someone scream “hit the floor.”

Witnesses told police they saw an African-American male with a black hoodie firing a gun from the street.

The third incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. near Miles and East 123rd. A 41-year-old male was shot in his back, leg, arm and shoulder. Officers used their first aide kits to stop bleeding until EMS arrived.

Early investigation revealed that the victim may have been arguing with another person inside a bar and took the fight outside.

The suspect then fled the area in a dark-colored car, possibly a Chevrolet Impala. The suspect is described as a heavy African-American male wearing a blue or grey hoodie and a New York baseball hat.

Anyone with information should call 216-623-5418.