1 fatally shot on Gunning Park playfield in West Park

Published: Sep. 25, 2021 at 7:48 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Police are investigating a fatal shooting on the playfield outside Gunning Recreation Center in Cleveland’s West Park neighborhood.

A 20-year-old man was killed Saturday evening around 6 p.m., according to a Cleveland Police media release.

The victim was shot multiple times, according to police.

Cleveland Police detectives and Crime Scene Investigators roped off the playfield in the back portion of the park near and a portion of Puritas Avenue, not far from West 167th Street.

A woman at the scene who only wanted to be referred to as Nancy told 19 News that gun violence has reached a frightening level.

“My mother used to live on Westdale Avenue, which is like walking distance from here,” she said. “And the crime rate is just getting worse.”

If you have any information that could help solve this case contact Cleveland Police Detectives or Crime Stoppers.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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