CLEVELAND (WJW) – The Fox 8 I-Team has learned that Cleveland police detectives and EMS were called to reports of several shootings early Sunday morning and some scenes included multiple victims.
The shootings took place on the city’s east and west sides.
According to sources, police and EMS responded to reports of three people shot on Ashbury Avenue, three people shot on East 76th Street, a man shot on East 55th Street and Superior Avenue and a man shot on St. James Avenue.
According to Cleveland police, a 35-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting on St. James Ave at 3 a.m.
Two women were pronounced dead at the scene of the East 76th St. shooting, also around 3 a.m. A third victim from that shooting went to University Hospital with a gunshot wound, according to police.
The conditions of the other shooting victims are not known at this time.
Another man also died after a shooting at East 88th Street and Bressemer Avenue around 10 p.m. Saturday.
This violent Sunday comes at a time when both Cleveland EMS and police are chronically short-staffed, according to the I-Team.