2 shootings in 1 week at same Wickliffe home
WICKLIFFE, Ohio (WOIO) - Two people were shot at the same home in Wickliffe this week.
The latest victim, a 57-year-old man, was shot around 3 a.m. Friday at home in the 30200 block of Phillips Avenue.
Wickliffe police officers rendered first aid before EMS transported him to a local hospital.
There are no arrests, and police are asking nearby residents to check any home surveillance footage from 2:30 a.m. to 3:30 a.m.
A 24-year-old man was shot in the stomach around 1 p.m. Tuesday at the same Phillips Avenue home.
The victim, whose name is not being released, was rushed to a nearby hospital and underwent emergency surgery.
He is expected to live but is in serious condition, according to police.
The Western Lake County, Emergency Response Team, was called in according to Lt. Thompson, “We wanted to make sure we had no more suspects inside the house. We did arrest someone we believe was involved in the shooting. We brought in two drone units as well to search for evidence that may have been thrown onto the roof of a house.”
Lt. Joe Thompson said Tyler Gates, 32, was taken into custody shortly after Tuesday’s shooting.
Gates is charged with felonious assault and is currently being held on a $100,000 bond at the Lake County Jail.
But what’s unclear is if the two shootings are connected. Gates was already in jail, so who committed Friday’s shooting and why?
Anyone with information is asked to call Wickliffe police at 440-943-1234 or message them on Facebook.
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