Multiple people shot on Cleveland’s East Side Monday night

Multiple people shot on Cleveland’s east side Monday night
Multiple people shot on Cleveland’s east side Monday night((Dan Stamness/WOIO))
Updated: Jun. 15, 2021 at 4:40 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND (WOIO) - At least three people went to the hospital following a shooting on Cleveland’s East Side late Monday night, EMS confirmed.

The shooting took place just before 11 p.m. Monday at the corner of East 30th Street and Central Avenue.

“It’s terrible. I don’t know what we’ll do, but we have to do something to keep our city and children safer,” a neighbor told 19 News. “I wish we could find a way to get the weapons off the street, out of children’s hands.”

The age of the victims and shooter(s) is unknown.

Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority police led the investigation. The incident appeared to take place at a CMHA apartment complex.

Cleveland EMS said they took one person to the hospital with minor injuries. The patient could see be seen through the back window of an ambulance; he appeared to be conscious and alert.

At least two other people went to the hospital on their own. Their conditions are unknown at this time.

19 News requested additional information from both the Cleveland Police Department and CMHA police. Neither has commented.

Just last week, Cleveland City Councilman Basheer Jones held a news conference to call for an end to violence.

“We’re calling on a ceasefire,” he said. “Put the guns down.”

Jones’ plea comes less than two months after Mayor Frank Jackson held a special news conference with Safety Director Kerrie Howard and Police Chief Calvin Williams to address growing concern over gun violence in which it was announced additional patrols were being added to high crime areas.

This is a developing story; stay with 19 News for updates.

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