Detective Steve Ross of the Cleveland Police Department Criminal Investigations Division said today that investigators are continuing to follow leads after two people were struck by gunfire outside of “Luv 2 Dance” studio.
Evie West, information officer for CPD, said Sunday that injuries sustained by the victims were not life-threatening.
According to West, officers were patrolling the area just before 2 a.m. Sunday when they heard shots fired. They arrived on the scene and found two vehicles and a house located near the studio had been hit by bullets. Passengers were inside the vehicle.
“One female received injuries from glass as it shattered,” West said. Neither victim was reportedly transported to the hospital for treatment, according to West.
Ross said victims and a possible suspect were from Chattanooga.
Crime scene technician Shane Clark responded to the scene along with Ross.
Ross began his investigation while Clark processed the scene for evidence.
According to Freddy Mora, owner of the dance studio, Luv 2 Dance is essentially a dance studio where ballroom dancing is taught and performed, and exercise classes such as Zumba, martial arts and other activities are held.
“We rent out our studio for weddings, birthday parties, family dinners. We also have church services here on Sunday,” Mora said.
“The incident didn’t happen inside the studio, but outside, and we do not cater to this kind of behavior at our studio or nearby,” Mora added.
“We only want a respectable place here in Cleveland for people to be able to use for events,” he said.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Ross at 303-3120.