Lakewood police: Man fatally shoots self after opening fire, injuring girlfriend

LAKEWOOD, OH (WOIO) - Lakewood police say they received a 911 call early Friday morning from a person stating their 23-year-old son just shot his 21-year-old girlfriend.

When officers responded to the 1400 block of Olivewood Avenue to investigate around 2:30 a.m., they were told that the shooting suspect ran into a neighboring backyard.

Officers then heard a gunshot and found the man suffering from a fatal self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police say the girlfriend was taken to MetroHealth Hospital, where she is in intensive care.

Their identities have not yet been released.

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