Two dead in a hostage situation on Cleveland’s West Side; police say suspect was ‘family friend’

Two dead in hostage situation on Cleveland's West Side; police say suspect was 'family friend'

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Two are dead in a hostage situation that unfolded on Cleveland’s West Side Sunday night.

Police say this all happened after a man barricaded himself inside of the room at a Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority building on Division Avenue late Sunday night.

Two dead in a hostage situation on Cleveland’ sides west

When police arrived, a woman who told them a man was shot inside of her apartment. She also stated that her 12-year-old daughter was still inside.

Officers then entered the apartment and were able to get a 30-year-old man and a 12-year-old girl outside.

The 30-year-old man had a gunshot wound. He was then transported to Metro, where he was pronounced dead.

SWAT crews then raided the apartment and found the suspect, a 70-year-old man, dead with a gunshot wound to the head.

According to a report, the 70-year-old suspect was a family friend and lived with the 30-year-old man, the 12-year-old girl, and her mother.

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