17-year-old Michael Whitaker shot Friday dies overnight - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Teen shot Friday dies overnight

A teen who was shot on the west side of Cleveland Friday evening has died.

Cleveland Police were called the 1300 block of W. 91st around 6 p.m. Friday for shots fired.

When they arrived they found 17-year-old Michael Whitaker with gunshot wounds to his chest and back.

Whitaker was transported to MetroHealth Medical Center for treatment for his injuries, but he died just after midnight.

Witnesses tell police that Whitaker was home with friends when he went outside for an unknown reason.  While he was outside witnesses heard several shots and discovered he had been shot.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Homicide Unit at 216-623-5464. Anonymous information can be given to Crime Stoppers by calling 216.252.7463 or via text message: text TIP657 plus your message to Crimes (274637). This matter will be further investigated.

Victim: Michael Whitaker, black male, age 17.

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