Weekend of violence leaves several dead, 4 bodies found decaying in abandoned home

Weekend of violence leaves several dead, 4 bodies found decaying in abandoned home
A casing lies on the ground at 8901 Detroit. (Source: Sia Nyorkor)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A weekend wave of violence in Cleveland started with a 1 p.m. shooting Saturday afternoon, Sept. 21.

Weekend of violence leaves several dead, 4 bodies found decaying in abandoned home

A Cleveland police spokesperson confirmed medics responded to a male victim of a gunshot wound at 5404 Caleb Court.

4 bodies found in boarded-up house on Cleveland’s East Side

Officers responded to 3616 E. 144th St. for a dead body inside a vacant home Saturday afternoon, at approximately 9 p.m. and discovered four dead and decaying bodies inside a bedroom.

Officers learned from neighbors that the house had been boarded up and was known to be used for drug activity.

The cause of death for any of the victims is unknown.

Four bodies were dead and decaying in an abandoned home on 144th St.
Four bodies were dead and decaying in an abandoned home on 144th St. (Source: Sia Nyorkor)

19 News crews on scene learned that crime scene investigators were analyzing the evidence in hazmat suits.

One man was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg and another was pronounced dead after officers responded to a call Saturday afternoon, Sept. 21.
One man was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg and another was pronounced dead after officers responded to a call Saturday afternoon, Sept. 21. (Source: Dakota, Michael)

A homicide investigation is underway after an 11 p.m. shooting that left one 27-year-old male with a gunshot wound to his leg and a 26-year-old man dead.

Officers responded to 898 Alhambra for a male shot and found the victim lying in the street with a gun shot wound to his head.

The second victim was found in field nearby. He was taken to UH Hospitals for treatment.

Officers learned that residents had seen the men standing in the street talking before shots were fired. A second call for a man with a gun was received, police recovered a gun from a garage in the 16000 block of Kipling.

A casing lies on the ground at 8901 Detroit.
A casing lies on the ground at 8901 Detroit. (Source: Sia Nyorkor)

A 21-year-old male with a gun shot wound to his head is in critical condition after a 3 a.m. shooting at 8901 Detroit.

A 4 a.m. shooting at Chicken & Waffles, 1144 Prospect, grazed a 20-year-old females buttocks.

The victim was reported in stable condition.

A Longwood Avenue shooting is the subject of a homicide investigation after police were called to the scene where several people had been gathered outside in the streets.

Police confirmed that shots were fired and people fled the area.

Police are encouraging anyone with any information about any of the cases to contact investigators at (216) 621-1234.

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