PEPPER PIKE — Three people were shot and another injured after a private party at a restaurant at Landerwood Plaza early Sunday morning, according to police reports.

The gunshot wounds to the three individuals were not life threatening, police said, and a fourth person was injured by shattered glass.

Police said they were called at about 12:05 a.m. after a confrontation in the parking lot of Europa following a private party at the restaurant.

Mayor Richard Bain said Tuesday that no arrests had been made in connection with the shootings. Three of the four victims were juveniles, he added, but none were residents of Pepper Pike. Mayor Bain said no more details were available including what types of weapons were used or what happened to the individuals who were injured.

But according to Orange Village police, a Maple Heights man, 18, was shot while riding in a black Volkswagen as it was leaving the parking lot of Landerwood Plaza.

The driver told Orange police that he, the victim and another passenger heard gunshots strike their car as they were leaving the plaza. The driver then pulled into the service station at 27010 Chagrin Blvd. in Orange to seek help, Orange police said. The 18-year-old was shot in both legs, according to police, and the vehicle had several bullet holes in the doors and windshield.

The Orange rescue squad transported the man to Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights. That victim stated that “somebody was going to kill him” so the emergency department was put on lock down, according to Orange police. The victim said that he did not know who shot him.

The driver told officers that there was not an issue at the party.

Julie Hullett has been a reporter for the Chagrin Valley Times since August of 2018 and covers Gates Mills, Hunting Valley, Moreland Hills, Orange, Pepper Pike and Woodmere. She graduated from John Carroll University with a journalism degree in 2018.

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