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Around 60 shell casings found at scene where 2 people were killed in Cleveland’s Union-Miles neighborhood

Published: Oct. 15, 2021 at 11:13 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 15, 2021 at 6:16 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Two men have died after being shot Thursday night outside an apartment building in Cleveland’s Union-Miles neighborhood.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner has identified the victims as 30-year-old Lorezno Brown, of Euclid, and 37-year-old Jason Smith, of Cleveland.

The shooting happened around 10:40 p.m. at Union Square Apartments, located in the 3400 block of East 98th Street.

Investigators said the shooting stemmed from an argument between two groups of people in the apartment complex parking lot.

An unidentified person in the crowd began shooting, followed by gunfire shot off from a rifle by a 42-year-old male suspect, Cleveland police said. Multiple other people in the crowd began shooting.

In total, approximately 60 shell casings were recovered at the scene along with multiple firearms.

Nine vehicles were also struck by gunfire.

Brown and Smith were taken to University Hospitals in critical condition by Cleveland EMS.

That’s where they died, according to the medical examiner.

Cleveland police are investigating the incident.

A $5,000 reward is being offered by the Cuyahoga County Crimestoppers.

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