Shooting on Cleveland’s East Side kills 14-year-old boy, hospitalizes 15-year-old boy

Updated: Apr. 25, 2020 at 10:47 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A homicide investigation is underway after a 14-year-old boy was fatally shot in the head and a 15-year-old was shot in the hand in the 2300 block of Unwin Road on Friday night, according to the Cleveland Division of Police.

Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority police officers were at the Friendly Inn doing paperwork when they heard gunfire.

When officers pulled out of the lot to investigate their police vehicle was struck by gunfire. The CMHAPD officers were not hit or injured, according to Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia.

A 14-year-old is dead after a shooting Friday night

Both gunshot victims were taken to MetroHealth Hospital by EMS for treatment.

Myquan Bennett, 14, was pronounced dead at approximately 4 a.m.

Bennett was listed by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s office as deceased. Neighbors confirmed to Cleveland 19 News that it was Bennett who was killed.

The second victim is listed in stable condition.

Members of the Homicide Unit along with the Medical Examiner’s Office responded for investigation.

On Saturday, April 25, a male was taken into custody in the King Kennedy Estates for Having Weapons While Under Disability.

It is unknown if he is the shooter and he has not been charged in the homicide.

Detectives continue to investigate.

Anyone with information regarding this matter is asked to contact investigators at 216-633-5464. Anonymous information can be provided via CRIMESTOPPERS by calling 216-25-CRIME.

Editors Note: Cleveland Division of Police Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia initially reported that the deceased victim was 15 rather than 14 years old.

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