Three Overnight Shootings in Cleveland, One More Shooting Reported Tuesday Morning

Reflecting the "Two Clevelands" thesis that Ward 2 City Councilman Zack Reed riffs on now and then during legislative sessions, three shootings took place in Cleveland last night. One man was killed and two others were wounded, wrapping up a long weekend in Cleveland that looks eerily like so many other weekends of violence in this city.

The shootings took place between midnight and 2 a.m. today. No arrests were reported.

Jock Oliver, 47, died on Forest Avenue. Witnesses say he was working on his car when a younger man came up and shot him. 

The other two shootings took place at s BP gas station located at 10202 Lorain Ave. and at Bessemer Avenue. Both victims were transported to MetroHealth Medical Center. 

Anyone with information should contact Cleveland police at 216-623-5723.


This morning, Cleveland police reported that a veteran Fourth District officer shot a gun-wielding man on East 140th Street.  

Police Chief Calvin Williams said that officers were responding to reports of gunfire between two men. One officer was fired at while sitting in his car, and in turn returned fire, he said. Williams added that "many witnesses" saw the shooting and are working with police. 

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Eric Sandy

Eric Sandy is an award-winning Cleveland-based journalist. For a while, he was the managing editor of Scene. He now contributes jam band features every now and then.
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