19-year-old woman dies in Cleveland after getting shot twice by man also shot outside bar that night

19-year-old woman dies in Cleveland after getting shot twice by man also shot outside bar that night
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Cleveland Division of Police confirmed a homicide investigation is underway after a 19-year-old woman’s life was ended by two gunshot wounds fired by a man who also shot that night outside a bar.

Police said officers responded to 3500 block of East 103rd Street for shots fired and a female down around 1 a.m. on Sunday.

Officers found the woman lying outside and began rendering first aid until EMS arrived, according to police.

EMS took the woman to University Hospitals where she was pronounced dead, according to police.

The report stated officers on scene learned that a fight occurred inside Legacy Entertainment Complex on 10300 Union Avenue earlier, prompting security to order everyone out.

According to police, 26-year-old Eric White Jr. was seen running from the establishment when he was shot in the leg.

Witnesses then saw him shooting back toward the establishment, striking the 19-year-old woman in the head and torso, according to the report.

Police said White was driven to University Hospitals by an acquaintance.

The identity of the victim has not yet been released.

Members of the Homicide Unit and the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office responded to the scene for the investigation, according to the report.

Police said Homicide Unit investigators also went to University Hospitals where White was arrested and taken into custody for his role in the shooting.

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