3 shot at bar in Cleveland’s Old Brooklyn neighborhood

Published: Oct. 24, 2021 at 1:38 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Three people were shot early Sunday morning at a bar in Cleveland’s Old Brooklyn neighborhood.

Cleveland police said the shooting took place around 2:30 a.m. at Memphis Tavern, located at 4818 Memphis Ave.

According to an email from Cleveland police, the shooting injured a 40-year-old, 22-year-old and 34-year-old.

The 40-year-old was shot multiple times and taken to MetroHealth by Cleveland EMS.

The 22-year-old man was shot in the right thigh, police said, and the 34-year-old woman was shot in the left arm.

Those two victims arrived at MetroHealth in private vehicles.

Mike Gedeon, the Owner of Video Game Connection in Old Brooklyn says he has owned his business for more than two decades, right next to the Memphis Tavern and was shocked that there’s crime at this level so close to his front door.

“I’ve been here for 23 years, so I’ve seen it go up and down,” he said. “I’d say it’s [crime] on the way up now. I know the bar has had some windows broken, I’ve had some windows broken, but over the past couple decades nothing like this.”

It’s unclear at this point what sparked the violence. So, do people like Miranda Howard still feel safe in the area?

“For the most part. Sometimes,” she said.

Ironically, the Memphis Tavern has a sign posted in their window warning that if you carry a gun into a place (like a bar) that serves liquor, you could face criminal charges and prison time.

Bill Schwark in charge of the Old Brooklyn Crime Watch says no matter what the crime if you don’t say something to police when you see something, you’re contributing to the problem.

“It just increases the crime and we want it to decrease not increase,” he said.

19 News is working to find out from Cleveland Police detectives if there are any suspects or any arrests at this point the the triple shooting.

Further information on the crime and the victim’s conditions has not been released.

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