CLEVELAND - Cleveland police have four suspects in custody in connection with a shooting that left one man dead and another with gunshot wounds after a robbery attempt on the city's east side Friday morning.
According to Cleveland police, officers were called out to Hecker Avenue near East 71st Street and Addison Road just after 4 a.m. for shots fired.
Officers arrived at the scene and located two male shooting victims.
Cleveland police said their initial investigation showed that the two victims were walking a dog when three unknown people with guns approached them and tried to rob them. During the robbery attempt, both victims were shot.
A 21-year-old victim received a gunshot wound to the chest and a 22-year-old had gunshot wounds to the arm.
The men were transported to MetroHealth Medical Center, where the 21-year-old victim died from injuries.
There is no word on the condition of the 22-year-old victim.
Resident Annabelle Rock said she's even more disheartened by this news. She said it's become increasingly dangerous and she is praying police will do more to stop the violence in her neighborhood.
"I'm sick and tired of being scared to walk in this neighborhood," said Rock, "I'm 81 years old and it's no fun when you have to sit in your porch and can't go out and feel safe."
Three men and one woman, ranging in age from 19 to 37, have all been arrested in the case. Police have not yet filed charges, so NewsChannel5 is not reporting their names.
Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact Crimestoppers.
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