Cleveland, Ohio shooting: Police arrest man in connection with incident that left 9 injured



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US Marshals arrested a 25-year-old man on Tuesday in connection with Sunday’s shooting mass shootings in Cleveland that left nine people injured, Cleveland Police Cmdr.

The arrest took place in Lorain, about 30 miles west of Cleveland, Police Chief Wayne Drummond said at a news conference, adding that tips led investigators to a home there.

Police were still looking for the gun used in the shootings, Drummond said.

Seven victims remained in a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries on Tuesday, and two people were released on Sunday, Drummond told reporters.

The shooting happened in Cleveland’s Warehouse District at 2:25 a.m. Sunday when a gunman opened fire on a group of people, police said.

A suspect fled the scene, which agency spokeswoman Jennifer Ciaccia described in a statement as “chaotic.”

Cleveland officers were already nearby as part of a routine detail in the area, the chief said. They immediately responded and provided medical aid to the victims, who include seven men and two women between the ages of 23 and 38, Drummond said Sunday.

No officers were injured, Ciaccia said.

The victims were shot in places ranging from the knees and legs to the legs and arms, according to a news release.

Drummond said Sunday that investigators had “no indication” that anything significant happened before the gunman opened fire. On Tuesday, he said what led up to the shooting was still under investigation.

Investigators were reviewing evidence and video and interviewed the victims, according to a statement from Ciaccia.

The shootings are just the latest example of America’s struggle with gun violence as mass shootings continue largely unabated.

The US had at least 373 mass shootings so far in 2023, according to The Gun Violence Archivewhich, like CNN, defines a mass shooting as one in which four or more people are shot, excluding the shooter.

Rep. USA Shontel Brown — who represents Cleveland, part of Ohio’s 11th district — thanked first responders in a statement and urged Congress to do more to stop the crisis, specifically calling for universal background checks, banning assault weapons and tackling trafficking of weapons, among other measures.

“Gun violence is devastating Northeast Ohio and Clevelanders deserve to be safe,” Brown’s statement said. “This epidemic is tearing at the fabric of our communities and will not end without significant legislative action.”

Cleveland Mayor Justin M. Bibb expressed gratitude that no one was killed in the shooting, but said it marked a “tragic and sad day” that highlights the United States’ “massive gun problem.”

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