As Obama might say, the motive remains a mystery.
Police say a fatal shooting occurred Sunday at Sims Park Beach in Euclid at 23131 Lakeshore Boulevard.
Police say it occurred during an impromptu, resident-organized “Stop the Violence Beach Party.” There were approximately 200-300 in attendance at the party, according to police.
A crowd had gathered on the beach and, shortly after 8 p.m., police say unknown suspects fired shots and then ran away.
Although the intended target is unknown, police say Phillip Banks, 19, of Euclid, was struck in the head and killed by the gunfire. He was taken by EMS from Sims Park to Euclid Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
A twelve-year-old Euclid boy was struck in the back by the gunfire and was hospitalized for treatment. His condition is currently unknown.
Police said that, shortly after 9 p.m., a Euclid man, 18, was walking nearby in the area of 24000 Lakeshore Boulevard. That’s when an unknown suspect fired multiple gunshots at the victim from across the street, striking the victim in the shoulder, according to the police.
He was hospitalized for treatment and his condition is unknown, according to police.
No other injuries were reported in either incident and no arrests have been made. Police are investigating the possibility that the two incidents are related.
The weapon responsible remains at large.