Standoff ends after shooting in Garfield Heights

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio -- A standoff ended just before 2 a.m. Thursday morning following a shooting in Garfield Heights.

Our crews at the scene report the suspect walked out peacefully.

Authorities responded to the 4800 block of East 86th Street shortly after 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

According to a Facebook post from the Garfield Heights Firefighters Local 340, "several children" were shot and transported to area hospitals. No further information on the victims' conditions was provided.

Suzanne Stratford reported from the scene that EMT officials removed a woman from the home on a gurney at around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday.

The suspect was believed to be in the home. But, once again, that person has been apprehended.

Multiple police units and a SWAT team were called to the scene throughout the night including crews from Valley View and Cuyahoga Heights.

After the shooting, a resident told FOX 8, "I was on E. 88th and I was at the store and we heard like 20 shots. And when we decided to come home the street was blocked and they said 2 kids were laying in the driveway and the guy is supposedly somewhere around here still."

The Garfield Heights Firefighters Local 340 had asked citizens to "Please avoid the area of E. 86th in the area of Garfield Blvd. to Reed Avenue."

They said that E. 88th and E. 85th Streets were also closed South of Garfield Blvd.

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