Cleveland: 3 shootings on Easter Sunday

Cleveland: 3 shootings on Easter Sunday

are currently investigating three separate shootings that occurred in the early morning hours of Easter Sunday.

In third district:

Around 1 a.m., a 19-year-old man was shot outside the Masonic Temple at E. 36 and Chester Ave.

A family member drove the victim to University Hospitals for treatment of a gunshot wound to the hand.

Officers spoke to the man, who reported that he was standing in the parking lot of the temple when he heard several shots fired and realized that he had been struck.

Investigators say several shell casings were discovered on the sidewalk but there are no suspects at this time.

In fourth district:

Around 2 a.m., three males were shot outside the Big Boss's Barbeque & Lounge at 4061 E. 71 and Harvard Ave.

According to the preliminary investigation, there was an argument inside of the bar at which point security asked several men to leave.

Once outside, shots were fired.

Officers located one male victim, who was later conveyed to MetroHealth Medical Center by EMS.

Police learned that two other male victims, who were also shot, were driven to MetroHealth Medical and St. Vincent Charity Hospital in private vehicles. There were no weapons recovered and no arrests were made.

In fifth district:

Around 2:15 a.m., a 29-year-old male suffered critical injuries when he was shot near E. 67 and St. Clair Ave.

Officers arrived on scene to find a large unruly crowd.

The victim, who was located inside the crowd, was rushed to MetroHealth Medical Center by EMS.

As of 9:30 a.m., he remains in critical condition.

EMS transported a second male victim to MetroHealth Medical Center.  He was found unconscious on the scene with what appeared to be a blunt force head injury. That victim was described as being in serious but stable condition.

Cleveland Police made no arrests for this incident.

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