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Facebook feud leads to shootout that injures woman

By Adam Ferrise • Updated Oct 11, 2017 at 3:39 PM

CLEVELAND (TNS) — A Facebook feud led to a Tuesday night shootout outside of a Tremont home that left a 38-year-old woman injured, police reports say.

The shooting happened about 10 p.m. at a home in the 500 block of Jefferson Avenue, near West 5th Street. No arrests have been made in the case.

Several residents at the home told police that a 16-year-old girl who lives there got into a week-long Facebook feud that included threats and promises to fight with the another girl, according to police reports.

Several people knocked on the door to the home and a 43-year-old man answered.

Someone in the group immediately fired several gunshots at the man, according to police reports. One of the bullets struck his 38-year-old wife in the chest.

The man ran back inside, grabbed a gun and fired a single shot at the group, police reports say. He threw the gun at the shooters and ran back inside to tend to his wife, according to police.

Four others — ages 23, 16, 16 and 10 — were inside the home at the time of the shootout, police reports say. No one else was injured in the shooting.

Police found several spent bullet casings on the front porch and the house which was shot at least four times, according to police reports.

More bullet casings were found on West 5th, where a neighbor's SUV was shot five times.

The 38-year-old woman was taken to MetroHealth and rushed into surgery, according to police reports.


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