Tremont shooting shakes up residents in booming neighborhood

Cleveland police say a man was shot early Thursday morning.

Tremont shooting shakes up residents in booming neighborhood

TREMONT, Ohio (WOIO) - Residents in a booming Northeast Ohio neighborhood are left shaken after a shooting that happened steps away from a popular walking trail.

Sandra Fox takes her daily walk on the picturesque Towpath Trail in Tremont. The view of the Downtown Cleveland skyline is one of the reasons the path is so appealing to many, including Fox. It’s also usually a safe way to get an outdoor workout, which is why Fox was shocked when we told her a man was shot so close to her favorite walking path.

“It’s very surprising, over here at this particular spot. I haven’t heard anything about it,” she told 19 News.

Sandra Fox takes her daily walk along the Towpath Trail in Tremont, near where a man was shot early Thursday
Sandra Fox takes her daily walk along the Towpath Trail in Tremont, near where a man was shot early Thursday (Source: Kristin Mazur)

Just after midnight on Thursday, police say a man was shot near Literary Road and W. 3rd near the old Pat’s in the Flats. EMS on scene told 19 News the victim was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

Cleveland police tell us that, as of Thursday afternoon, no arrests have been made nor do they have any suspects. At last check, police say the victim is still in the hospital in serious condition.

“I’ve lived here all my life. It was really rough back then, but in recent years it’s been a pretty nice comfortable neighborhood. They built it up,” said Fox.

The view from the Towpath Trail, overlooking Downtown Cleveland, near where a man was shot early Thursday
The view from the Towpath Trail, overlooking Downtown Cleveland, near where a man was shot early Thursday (Source: Kristin Mazur)

Up the road from where the shooting occurred, several new upscale apartment complexes are set to soon open, including Electric Gardens, featuring around 130 units overlooking the industrial valley and Cuyahoga River.

It’s certainly a growing neighborhood, and although generally a safe one, residents say they know crime doesn’t discriminate.

Return to 19 News for updates.

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