Police: 2 teens shot in Cleveland’s Broadway Slavic Village neighborhood

Published: Sep. 11, 2022 at 6:46 PM EDT

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Two teenagers were shot in Cleveland on Sunday afternoon, according to Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia of the Cleveland Police Department.

Police: 2 teens shot in Cleveland’s Broadway Slavic Village neighborhood

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Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Sunday, September 11, 2022

A 17-year-old boy was shot in the lower leg and an 18-year-old boy was shot in the hip and lower back, Sgt. Ciaccia said.

They were transported to MetroHealth Medical Center, according to Sgt. Ciaccia. Their conditions are currently unknown.

The shooting happened at around 2 p.m. on Sept. 11 in the 5600 block of Broadway Avenue. This is in the city’s Broadway Slavic Village neighborhood.

One man who witnessed the shooting told 19 News the two teens are lucky to be alive, because the suspects pulled up in two cars, talked to the teens and then opened fire.

“The way they let loose on those guys, those guys should have been dead,” the man said. “It was like a war zone out here.”

Witnesses said they heard ‘over a dozen’ gunshots and spotted the two kids shot, on the ground, in the parking lot.

Witnesses also told 19 News a third person was ‘grazed’ during the gunfire and a car was also riddled with bullets in the incident.

This story is ongoing and will be updated as more details are released.