CLEVELAND, Ohio — Police said two people were injured in unrelated shootings early Sunday on the city’s East Side.
Cleveland police spokesman Det. Reginald Lanton said the first shooting happened about 3:45 a.m. near the intersection of Nathaniel Road and St. Clair Avenue in the city’s South Collinwood neighborhood where the victim was struck in the back.
Lanton said the victim, a 26-year-old man, was taken to University Hospitals by a private vehicle and his current condition remains unknown.
The second shooting happened almost exactly two hours later, around 5:45 a.m. near East 142nd Street, south of Miles Avenue in the city’s Union-Miles neighborhood where a 20-year-old female victim was struck in the arm, Lanton said.
The extent of the woman’s injuries is also unclear.
No additional information was released about either shooting Sunday morning.
Meanwhile, police say three other consecutive shootings also happened earlier in the weekend in Cleveland, leaving three other men injured.
Cleveland police spokesman Lanton said the first shooting happened shortly before 6 p.m. Friday in the 16000 block of Huntmere Avenue west of East 161st Street where a male victim was shot multiple times.
The man was taken to University Hospitals and his condition is unknown.
Lanton said the second shooting happened at 11:30 p.m. Friday at East 77th Street and Hough Avenue where a 24-year-old victim suffered a gunshot wound to the knee.
His condition is unknown and it is unclear what hospital he went to.
Lanton said a third shooting happened just after 4:30 a.m. Saturday at East 152nd Street and St. Clair Avenue where a 39-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound, but it is unknown where.
Lanton said the victim was taken to MetroHealth by other transportation. Authorities have not stated if the shootings are connected with each other.