Five dead in shooting

CLEVELAND – Police were searching last night for a man who fled on foot from a west side residential neighborhood after a shooting in which five people were killed and at least one other person was wounded. Police SWAT, vice and gang units and a police helicopter swarmed on the two-family home on a street of older, mostly two-story frame homes and some apartment buildings. A man who answered the phone at the address cursed and hung up. A woman at a nearby convenience store was overhead by The Plain Dealer sobbing into a cell phone, ‘My sister’s dead. My sister’s dead. They are all dead.’ Police said the man being sought was black, about 6-foot-1 and 210 pounds. Cuyahoga County coroner’s spokesman Powell Caesar said the names of the victims would not be released right away. A few people were milling around, some who were curious and some who claimed to be family and friends of those killed. One man said he was distraught and came to the area because his daughter lives on the street. He said she sent him an unusual cell phone text message at 7:47 p.m. saying ‘Call me, love your life, love it.’ ‘Then I tried to call her about 12 times, and there never was an answer,’ said the man, Lamar Arnold. He said his daughter has two sons and a daughter. He said he had a second daughter who also lives on the street and has twin sons.