Police: three shootings on Cleveland’s east side, one fatal, possibly related

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CLEVELAND – Cleveland police are investigating a trio of afternoon shootings – one of which was fatal –  on the east side of the city.

Woodland Avenue from East 79 to Buckeye was closed during the investigation.

One victim was a juvenile who was struck at East 79th and Woodland Avenue. He was taken to Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital.

Two adults were taken to hospitals from the area of East 89th and Woodland. One of them, a 62-year-old man, passed away at University Hospitals at 2:45 p.m. The condition of the other adult, who was taken to Saint Vincent Charity Hospital, was not released.

Part of the focus of the police work centered on a red SUV in the parking lot of the Woodland Place Plaza. Bullet holes were seen on the car.

“Well it’s a tragic shame you know we’re killing each other and you know it’s just bad it’s bad it’s really bad out here, when I was coming up we used to fight and argue and that was the end of it now they shooting people and it’s just a mess,” said Richard Beavers, of Cleveland.

The shootings occurred at around 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Fox 8 has a crew on the scene and will update this story as more information becomes available.

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