CLEVELAND, Ohio — Gunfire reportedly erupted inside a Cleveland home Thursday during an armed home invasion, leaving two people shot.
The report says a man who was visiting his girlfriend was shot in his groin and his back. A man who broke into the home was also shot but authorities did not explain the nature of his injuries.
The man who allegedly broke into the home was taken into custody and was not formally charged as of Thursday afternoon.
The incident reportedly happened about 1:30 a.m. at a home on Amor Avenue near Parkwood Drive in the city’s Glenville neighborhood.
The double gunshot victim was at his girlfriend’s home when the father of her 1-year-old child reportedly kicked the door open and chased the victim through the house.
The man reportedly fired several rounds as he continued chasing the boyfriend around the home. The pair reportedly scuffled in the living room and the boyfriend managed to get on top of the shooter.
A witness told police that she heard the shooter repeating “I dropped the clip, I dropped the clip,” as he was pinned down in a chair, the report says.
Both men were covered in blood at that point, but the shooter appeared to be bleeding from his face and arm, the report says. The boyfriend eventually ran out the door and the shooter followed.
The boyfriend was taken to University Hospitals, where he underwent surgery for his wounds. Officers were not able to interview him further, the report says.
As police were still investigating, the shooter reportedly showed up at the Cleveland Clinic emergency room where officers met him. He reportedly admitted that his “anger got the best of him.”
He was released from the hospital and was booked into the city jail. Police did not say how he was shot.
Officers reportedly found spent bullets throughout a hallway, a bullet fragment in the bathtub, and a loaded magazine in the living room.