Baltimore Ravens player Malik Harrison hit by bullet during shooting in downtown Cleveland
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Baltimore Ravens said a player was hit by gunfire during a shooting in Cleveland on Sunday night.
According to the team, Malik Harrison was struck in the calf by a stray bullet and treated at MetroHealth Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries.
Harrison, a linebacker for the Ravens, was apparently in Northeast Ohio for a gathering during the team’s bye week.
Cleveland police said officers initially responded to the shooting scene reported before 9 p.m. along Rockwell Avenue near East 12th Street.
According to the crime report from Cleveland police, Harrison was in a club when a fight broke out inside, prompting security to force everyone out.
Witnesses reported to Cleveland detectives that someone was seen running with a firearm. That’s when several gunshots were fired, according to the police report.
The front window of the Dunkin Donuts on East 9th Street was shot out and employees were stunned when they showed up for work and realized what had happened.
“A lot of customers have been coming in and asking a lot of questions and it was kind of scary for all of us,” said assistant manager Tomarra Green, “I came in and I didn’t know what happened.”
The store was not open at the time of the shooting and the dining area has not reopened since closing during the COVID pandemic.
But the store was open for business today and a steady stream of customers showed up throughout the day to pick up to go orders.
It was a sad day for Dunkin employee Jerome Middleton.
“To come to work early in the morning and find the window shattered with a bullet hole it kind of traumatizes you a little bit,” Middleton said.
Four males were arrested in connection to the shooting, but police did not identify the individuals.
According to the Ravens, Harrison is expected to return to Baltimore on Monday.
Cleveland police have not released any additional details about the shooting.
The 23-year-old Columbus native played college football for the Ohio State University before being drafted by Baltimore in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
This is a developing story.
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