CLEVELAND - Cleveland Police are investigating two homicides that happened within an hour of each other early Sunday morning.
The first call came in around 1:40 a.m. after residents observed a male victim in his 20's lying in the driveway in the 2900 block of South Moreland and called police. When police arrived on scene, they found the male with a gunshot wound to the chest. The victim was found unresponsive and pronounced dead on the scene.
The second call came in around 2:22 a.m. when a 27-year-old male was shot in the 3100 block of West 43rd Street. Upon arrival on scene officers located the victim with multiple gunshot wounds to the chest. He was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center, where he later died his injuries.
Witnesses told police that a white vehicle drove by, shot the victim and then fled the scene.
After further investigation Second District Officers located a white Dodge Neon that fit the suspect vehicle description in the area and towed the vehicle to inspect it for evidence.
These cases do not appear to be related.
The victims in these cases have not yet been identified.
The official causes of death will be determined by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office.
The Cleveland Division of Police is asking anyone with information about these incidents to contact the Homicide Unit at 216-62-5464. Anonymous information can be given to Crime Stoppers by calling 216.252.7463 or Text messaging to Text TIP657 plus your message to Crimes (274637).