Gunfire erupts after tree-lighting ceremony, leaving 2 teens injured, Ohio officials say

Two youngsters had been wounded by gunfire, one critically, after an annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony, Ohio police advised information shops.

The night of vacation cheer was interrupted by gunshots at about 8:43 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, Cleveland authorities advised WEWS. Pictures rang out roughly one hour after the tree was lit, the station reported.

Police stated there was a big combat involving juveniles within the southeast nook of the sq. previous to the taking pictures, the Related Press reported. The wounded teenagers, ages 13 and 15, had been present in that very same space and brought to a hospital for therapy, police advised the outlet, including that the 15-year-old was critically wounded.

1000’s had made their technique to Public Sq. in downtown Cleveland for the tree lighting, fireworks and different festivities, based on a Fb publish by Downtown Cleveland, Inc.

“Downtown Cleveland hosted an awesome celebration of the season in Public Sq. tonight, marred later by mindless violence,” Michael Deemer, president and CEO of Downtown Cleveland, Inc., stated in a press release, WKYC reported. “The extent of communication and interplay between CDP with Downtown stakeholders is at an all-time excessive. We are going to proceed to work with our companions to boost security.”

Police have made an arrest, although officers haven’t publicly recognized anybody concerned within the taking pictures, the station reported reported.

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