CLEVELAND (WJW) — Officials have identified the Cleveland student who was fatally shot at a bus stop near John Adams College and Career Academy after school on Tuesday.
Pierre McCoy, 18, was identified as the student who was killed in the 3800 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, according to the Cuyahoga County medical examiner.
Cleveland police are still looking for the suspect, whom they described as a male wearing all-black clothes including a puffy jacket, ski mask, boots and jeans.
In an update Wednesday, police said the suspect walked directly up to Coy, shot him multiple times, then fled on foot.
About 25 other people were at the bus stop at the time of the shooting, according to police.
Police previously said they were reviewing surveillance cameras for footage of the shooting.
Ward 2 Councilman Kevin Bishop says he believes McCoy was targeted.
“Early reports say it was a coordinated attack on the youth here,” he said. “My heart goes out to the family and this child’s loved ones. It’s unthinkable what happened in this neighborhood again.”
Cleveland Teachers Union President Shari Obrenski released the following statement:
“The John Adams community is mourning the loss of a young person to gun violence very near to the school during dismissal. This brazen and shocking attack has caused shock, sorrow, and fear for students, staff and the larger community. The Cleveland Teachers Union is working to support the John Adams family and stands ready to work with city leaders, district officials and other community members to effectively address the scourge of violence that our students, staff and families are impacted by every day.”
Anyone with information on the incident is urged to call investigators at 216-623-5464. Anonymous tips can also be delivered to Crimestoppers by calling 216-25-CRIME (216-252-7463). A reward of up to $5,000 may be available.
Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb, who was asked about his priorities during a public finance forum on Tuesday, Jan. 11, called for a national campaign to rein in gun violence.
“Just yesterday, I got a call about an 18-year-old kid that was killed in the neighborhood I grew up in, at my mom’s alma mater, John Adams high school,” he said. “We need a national campaign, a national moment in this country to address gun violence. If we don’t face that, none of this — none of this — is possible.”
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