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Victims Named, 1 in Custody After Fatal Bellaire Shooting


UPDATE 10:35 a.m.:

Police have released the names of the two victims in a fatal shooting in Bellaire on Wednesday.

Bellaire Police confirm that Joshua Gorayeb, 34, of Wheeling, was fatally shot in the head. Thomas Grubba, 34, also of Wheeling, was shot in the chest. Grubba is currently in ICU at OVMC.

Officials said that Grubba did have surgery on Wednesday, but they are unsure of his current condition.

Police reportedly discovered a handgun at the scene of 42nd and Noble Streets.

Chief Mike Kovalyk reported that drugs were also found at the scene, and believes it was a drug-related incident. 

Officials also report that one person is in custody in relation to a fatal shooting in Bellaire.

Lola Eden, 52, was arrested for trafficking of drugs, tampering of evidence, and obstructing justice.

Eden resides at 4157 Noble Street, where the shooting occurred and police found one man dead.

“We believe we have the identity of the individual who did the shooting. But at this time it is not clear what prompted the shooting. And we are still looking for three other individuals who may have accompanied the two who were shot,” Chief Kovalyk said.

Chief Kovalyk said that the incident is being portrayed by some as a break-in, but that may or may not be true.

He is certain that every one in the group have had interaction with drug activity.

Chief Kovalyk said he offers his condolences to the families of the dead and injured.

Police are continuing their investigation.


Bellaire Police are currently investigating a shooting.

According to Police Chief Mike Kovalyk, two men were shot, and one is now dead after an incident on 42nd and Noble Streets early Wednesday morning.

Details are limited at this time. According to police, one man was found dead in a doorway of 4157 Noble Street.

A second man was injured and found bloody, lying in the area of 42nd and Noble. He is currently in the hospital with critical injuries.

Chief Kovalyk reported that several people have been detained.

No names or ages have been released at this time, but police do report that both men are from Wheeling.

Ohio BCI and Bellaire Police are on the scene.

BCI agents were using a drone to take aerial photos of the crime scene.

Neighbors reported that they are “scared in their own neighborhood”, due to the people moving in from out of town, and strange people in and out of houses all of the time.

They say that it is a shame what has happened in their own neighborhood.

Police Chief Mike Kovalyk said that police do not believe the public is in danger, and does believe the victims were targeted.

Stay with 7News for more details.

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