21-year-old Garfield Heights man murdered, 4 others injured in Slavic Village shooting; duo still wanted

Published: Aug. 15, 2022 at 11:13 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 15, 2022 at 11:16 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A party in the city’s Slavic Village turns deadly. Twenty-one-year old Rohan Smith was shot to death Saturday, Aug. 13.

Four others were shot, including a 15-year-old girl.

19 News talked to Smith’s mother. She says this incident should have never happened and she wants to know how a gun got inside the building.

“These people are not understanding, they’re not coming back. Ain’t nobody coming back once you done killed them,” Lue Smith said.

Cleveland police say a property near Bessemer and East 79 was rented out for an afterhours party.

Just before 2 a.m., things got out a little out of hand. Two men started arguing and shots rang out.

Police have not identified the duo wanted for the shooting.

Anyone with information on this homicide is asked to call Cleveland police, or CrimeStoppers at 216-252-7463. A cash reward of up to $5,000 may be available.

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