Need Help Identifying Suspects in "My Friends Restaurant" Shooting

My Friends Restaurant Suspect

Cleveland, OH - The Cleveland Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying two men who are persons of interest in the shooting at My Friends Restaurant around 4 a.m. Monday morning.

The shooting happened at My Friends Restaurant on Detroit Avenue. When officers arrived, they found two people on the ground with gunshot wounds. Both victims were taken to MetroHealth where they later both died from their injuries. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office identified the victims as 23-year old Geongela Rivers of Euclid and 27-year-old Keondre Austin of Cleveland.

The two men, identified as the shooters, and have both been arrested.

Officers discovered a 29-year-old man in the restaurant's kitchen with a gunshot wound to his leg. He suffered a broken tibia and was taken to MetroHealth, where he is confined. The other shooter, a 25-year-old man who suffered wounds to the arm, leg, and face, went to MetroHealth on his own and was treated and released. He was booked at the Cuyahoga County Jail. 

My Friends Restaurant Suspect

Investigators believe the incident started after an argument broke out between two groups of people inside the restaurant. Both of the men who were arrested pulled out guns and began shooting at each other, causing them both to be wounded along with the two fatal victims.

Multiple shell casings were found at the scene and two guns were seized in connection with the investigation. 

Anyone with information regarding the identities of these males is asked to contact detectives at 216-623-5464.

Photos courtesy of Cleveland Police Department

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