Euclid, OH. — (News release / EPD) — A fatal shooting occurred yesterday at Sims Park Beach in Euclid (23131 Lakeshore Blvd).
The shooting occurred during an impromptu, resident-organized “Stop the Violence Beach Party.” There were approximately 200-300 in attendance at the party.
A crowd had gathered on the beach. Shortly after 8pm, unknown suspects fired shots and then fled on foot.
Although the intended target is unknown, a nineteen year old Euclid man was struck in the head and killed by the gunfire.
A twelve-year old Euclid boy was struck in the back by the gunfire and was hospitalized for treatment. His condition is currently unknown.
Later the same evening, shortly after 9pm, an eighteen year old Euclid man was walking nearby in the area of 24000 Lakeshore Blvd. An unknown suspect fired multiple gunshots at the victim from across the street, striking the victim in the shoulder. The victim was hospitalized for treatment and his condition is unknown.
No other injuries were reported in either incident and no arrests have been made. Police are investigating the possibility that the two incidents are related.
The victim’s names are not being released. No further information is being released and no interviews are available at this time.
The Euclid police are asking anyone with any information regarding either of the shootings contact the Detective Bureau at 216.289.8505.