Woman killed at Cleveland lounge, another pistol-whipped

Woman killed at Cleveland lounge, another pistol-whipped

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - One woman was shot and killed at a west side lounge Monday night, police said.  Around 11:40 p.m. Monday, officers responded to Cooley Lounge at 3670 West 130th, for a robbery/kidnapping in progress.

When they arrived police found Melissa Brinker, 44, shot multiple times. She was transported to MetroHealth Medical Center where she died.

Officers also found Melissa Mortan, 38, who had been pistol-whipped. She was struck several times in the head with a gun when she attempted to call 911, police said.

Police said four men came into the bar and ordered drinks. Moments later two of the suspects produced handguns and forced everyone to the floor. Brinker went to the rear office and locked the door.

Suspects kicked in the door and shot her several times before fleeing the scene. No arrests have been made.

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