Friends, family searching for answers after three people are murdered in Cleveland

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CLEVELAND- Three people were found murdered after concerned residents called Cleveland police Friday and asked them to perform a welfare check on their neighbors; who hadn’t been seen in a couple of days.

Police are currently searching for a 2007 Red Chevy Tahoe with the license plate ER70VY in connection with the murders. Anyone with information should contact Cleveland police at 216-623-5618.

When officers arrived to Ada Avenue, they say there were no overt signs of a forced entry, but inside the house police found three people dead from apparent gunshot wounds. Two of the victims were upstairs and the third was downstairs.

Distraught family members and friends arrived at the scene, hoping the initial reports were wrong, but Cleveland Homicide Detectives confirmed that tragic news.

Jahnisha Swanson says, one of the victims is her 26-year-old sister.

“My sister was a wonderful person,” said Swanson, “She was my baby sister.”

Swanson says an older uncle and his girlfriend were also killed, but they have no idea why, or who would want to hurt them.

Neighbors and friends were also perplexed and upset. Some were concerned that the shooting deaths might somehow be linked to a recent nearby shooting spree.

Wednesday night 7 people were shot on Thornhill Dr., but all survived.

“It’s a scary thing,” said Deborah Wells, “It makes you frightened to even stick your head out of the door. It’s terrible.”

Crime scene investigators spent hours collecting evidence while other officers began canvassing the area and talking to potential witnesses.

They’re also checking with the communications department to see if anyone reported hearing gunshots on Ada this week.

“We want to interview them and see if they heard or saw anything,” said Deputy Chief Edward Tomba.

The victim’s family members say, they hope police get answers soon although they will never understand this kind of senseless violence.

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