CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A 24-year-old man is dead and a 20-year-old woman is in critical condition after a shooting in Cleveland’s Corlett neighborhood.
Jimmy and Edna Coster were asleep when the crime scene unfolded outside their home.
“First we heard a lot of squeaking with the tires and then all of a sudden we heard this pow, pow, pow, pow,” Edna told 19 News.
The terrifying incident happened around 2:30 a.m. Friday near the intersection of E. 120 Street and Corlett Avenue, across from John Adams High School.
Police say a man and woman inside a car were both shot several times. They say the man was shot in his face, neck and chest and the woman was shot in her stomach. Police say the car that the victims were in then came crashing into a tree in front of the Coster’s home.
“It was a very, very scary night,” Edna said. “I was scared to get up out of the bed to come to see what was going on.”
The two people shot were taken to the hospital where the man later died. Police identify him as Damion Williams.
“There has to be control of these guns, that’s the main thing, these guns,” Edna said, noting that she was already fearful before this shooting, but is now even more scared to leave her home.
“That’s why we don’t hardly go out that much, we stay in the house. These people have really gotten crazy with these guns.”
Police also haven’t released any information yet on suspects or arrests.