Cleveland Heights Elementary School put on Lockdown After Nearby Shooting

Cleveland Heights Police Department

Cleveland, OH - On June 2, 2021, at 10:25 am the Cleveland Heights Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the street on the north side of Noble Elementary School, 1293 Ardoon St. Preliminary investigation indicates that a woman and her mother were sitting in their vehicle outside the school when the woman’s ex-boyfriend drove up in his vehicle. The man exited his car and walked toward the women. The woman then attempted to drive away and as she did the man pulled out a gun and fired several shots into the vehicle. Neither woman in the car was injured and no one in the area was struck by the gunfire. The woman then drove to the Cleveland Heights Police Department for assistance.

Officers quickly arrived on the scene to investigate and assist school officials in ensuring the safety of the children and staff members at the school. The Elementary School was placed on lockdown while Officers investigated. It was learned that the suspect had fled the scene in a white SUV style vehicle.

Approximately one hour later Detectives located the suspect in the white SUV driving in the area of Superior and Euclid in East Cleveland.Officers were able to stop the vehicle and the suspect was taken into custody without incident.

Officers remained at the elementary school during the lockdown and assisted security while the students were picked up by their parents.

This is an active investigation and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Cleveland Heights Police Department at 216-321-1234.

Photo courtesy of Cleveland Heights Police

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