CLEVELAND — Three people are dead and another was taken to the hospital following a violent Tuesday in the city of Cleveland.
Police say the four separate shootings occurred over a period of fewer than 10 hours, starting in the Euclid-Green neighborhood around 1:51 p.m. Officers found a 19-year-old man lying unconscious on the 1800 block of Reyburn Road with multiple gunshot wounds, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. A suspect has since been arrested in the case, but neither the suspect nor the victim have been identified at this time.
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Later, at 6:12 p.m., authorities found 36-year-old Gerrell Mills in the 3000 block of Clark Avenue having also been shot multiple times. He later died from his injuries at MetroHealth Medical Center, and witnesses say he was selling unspecified merchandise on the sidewalk when he got into a fight with a man on a bicycle, who subsequently shot him and fled.
Finally, less than an hour later, a 47-year-old man was shot multiple times on the 4300 block of Quincy Avenue in the Central neighborhood. Cuyahoga Metro Housing Authority Police attempted to render first aid and he was also rushed to Metro, but also died from his wounds. His name has not been released.
In addition to the three homicides, a 34-year-old man reported being grazed by a bullet on the backside just after 10:30 p.m. on the 4600 block of East 174th Street. He was treated at Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital, and no suspects have been identified in that shooting or the two latter killings.
Anyone with information on any of these incidents is asked to immediately call Cleveland Division of Police investigators at (216) 623-5464 or Crime Stoppers of Cuyahoga County at (216) 252-7463. A cash reward of up to $5,000 is available for possible tips in each of the three slayings.