What started as a memorial day block party, ended with gunfire killing a Cleveland teenager and injuring two others.
CLEVELAND -- What started as a Memorial Day block party ended with gunfire, killing a Cleveland teenager and injuring two others.
Police say 19-year old Jaleel Tolbert died from gunshot wounds to his chest and neck.
A 20-year-old was also shot in the chest and a 21-year-old in the buttocks. Both are being treated at MetroHealth Medical Center.
The shooting happened near East 123rd Street and Tuscora Avenue Sunday night.
Tuscora Avenue is quiet again, with neighbors hanging out on their porches and children playing in the street.
But Sunday night, it was anything but quiet.
"It was scary, it was tragic and scary," said witness Michelle Robins.
Neighbors captured pictures of hundreds of people dancing and celebrating the annual block party.
But out of nowhere, gunshots started to fly from different directions.
"My heart started beating really fast. I thought it was people shooting in the air to say the party is over, but I kept hearing that, I had to get in the house fast," said witness Deyonte Sanders.
"We ran into the house and then we looked out the window and saw the boy right there, shaking on the ground," said witness Demarco Sanders.
Police say Tolbert died at University Hospitals.
Friends provided pictures of Jaleel to WKYC.
Although police haven't released what sparked the shooting, some neighbors say it was retaliation between rival gangs.
While police search for the gunmen, neighbors have one wish this holiday weekend.
"A safer place for us kids to grow up," said Demarco.
Police are not releasing any information about possible suspects.
They say detectives are still interviewing witnesses.