Suspect captured after triple shooting that left 2 dead on Cleveland’s West Side

Suspect in custody after fatal shooting that killed 2 on Cleveland's West Side

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A shooting near West 25th and Barber Avenue has left two people dead and one hurt in Cleveland.

Cleveland police said they have identified a male suspect and he is currently at MetroHealth Hospital being treated for multiple gunshot wounds.

19 News is not releasing the suspect’s name, because he has not yet been charged.

According to police, the suspect was threatening individuals with a handgun after Club Alma Yaucana closed.

Club on W. 25 & Barber
Club on W. 25 & Barber

Witnesses then reported hearing multiple shots fired.

Parking lot on corner of W. 25 & Barber
Parking lot on corner of W. 25 & Barber

Police responded to the scene around 12:42 a.m. to find a victim lying in a parking lot with a gunshot wound to the head.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office later identified the victim as Giovanni Santana-Rojas, 36.

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Another victim, a 32-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the neck and was confirmed dead at 5:46 a.m.

Police say the last victim, a 31-year-old female is at MetroHealth Hospital with a gunshot wound to the thigh.

Cleveland PD telling us 1 person killed in West Side shooting. Coroner identified victim as Giovanni Santanis-Rojas 36 years old. Three other victims rushed to MetroHealth. One of those victims taken to hospital by a relative in this truck that was just towed from the hospital. Cleveland 19 News

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Around 4 a.m., a truck was towed from MetroHealth. Police said it was used to drive one of the victims to the hospital.

A Facebook page describes the business as, “Club Alma Yaucana “The Spirit of Yauco” is a Social Club dedicated to the civic, social, and cultural advancement of the Puerto Rican community.

The Club celebrates an annual Coffee Festival, considered to be one of Cleveland best neighborhood festivals. The Club operates weekend social hours and is available for rental for private parties or social group meetings.

There is an on site caterer to provide traditional Puerto Rican food for small groups at reasonable prices.”

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