Cleveland OH OCT 30 2008
BY: Rick McCann
NTL. ASSOC. PRIVATE OFFICERS
Police dispatched numerous patrol officers to a report of people shot and by the time officers arrived on the scene, four were wounded by gunfire.
Cleveland police responded to a call from a security officer that dozens of people were involved in an argument Wednesday morning, four people had been shot and there was a huge disturbance.
The unarmed security officer at the Carter Manor on Prospect Street called 911 around 3:30am saying there were about 30 people inside and outside the building being threatening and disorderly. The argument started earlier at a nearby bar, and moved to the apartment building police said. Two of the people shot are in serious condition with multiple wounds.
Police Lieutenant Thomas Stacho said there was only one shooter who was responsible for the shootings.
The victims are 23-year-old Bernard Melton, Jr., 26-year-old Andre Conner, 46-year-old Margaretta Ogletree and 26-year-old Joshua Hunt.
Each of the victims was taken to Metro Hospital.
Police were still searching for the shooter and are following up some leads.
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