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48-year-old man fatally shot near Asiatown in Cleveland, police say

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Published: Jul. 18, 2021 at 12:04 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 18, 2021 at 9:02 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A 48-year-old man died early Sunday morning after being shot near Asiatown in Cleveland.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner has identified the victim as Wesley Wright from Cleveland.

Wright was a resident at the Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry Men’s Shelter in the 2100 block of Lakeside Avenue.

“We are shocked and saddened by this tragic incident. The board and staff of LMM send our deepest condolences to the Wright Family during what we know is a very difficult time,” the agency wrote in a media release. “Mr. Wright was a resident of 2100 Lakeside who sought refuge from his experience with homelessness and was a valued member of our community.

The shelter said it will hold a vigil in Wright’s memory and is providing grief counseling for residents and staff.

Cleveland police said officers were called out around 12:10 a.m. to E. 20th Street and Krause Court for a man shot. They found EMS treating Wright when they arrived.

Wright suffered several gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead, according to police.

According to police, the preliminary investigation suggests Wright was possibly shot one block away at E. 20th Street and Hamilton Avenue.

Police have not identified a person of interest and will continue investigating.

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