I-Team: Police found guns inside Tower City following shooting after Cavs celebration

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CLEVELAND, Ohio-- The FOX 8 I-Team has learned police found guns inside Tower City hours after the big Cavs celebration and after gunfire downtown sent crowds of people scrambling for cover.

A police report shows a 9mm and a .22 were found along with a coat inside Tower City. The I-Team has learned they were found in a hallway leading to delivery areas. And the report shows, police think the guns may be connected to a shooting hours earlier downtown.

In that case, the Cavs rally was ending when gunshots rang out around Ontario and Euclid, and a 13-year-old girl was shot in both legs. Police arrested a 15-year-old boy with a gun, and a report shows he admitted he fired two shots, but investigators aren’t sure if he’s to blame for shooting the girl.

As all of that happened, people ran out of Tower City and the casino saying they heard shots fired inside. Police searched the complex, interviewed people and requested video, but investigators determined no shots had been fired inside.

Now the discovery of guns inside Tower City adds to the mystery of what happened downtown that day.

Rock Ventures released the following statement on behalf of Tower City:

"There were no shots fired in any of our Cleveland properties on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Safety is our top priority. We have nothing further to share as this is an ongoing investigation."

Meantime, the teen arrested for having a gun was released to a grandmother. The I-Team checked and as of Monday, no charges had been filed against the teen even though a report shows he told officers he fired shots. Also, two addresses listed for the teen on a police report could not be found. And a phone number came back disconnected.

We’ve asked the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's office for an explanation on why no charges have been filed.

More here.

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