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Police Union News Conference Set: Two dead, 13 officers on leave

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© East Cleveland Police at the crime scene (Heritage Middle School) © East Cleveland Police at the crime scene (Heritage Middle School)
Timothy Russell Timothy Russell
Malissa Williams Malissa Williams
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

An investigation is currently underway into the death of two people shot to death during an officer-involved chase and shooting that began in downtown Cleveland and ended in East Cleveland.

The Cleveland Police Union has scheduled a news conference Saturday to update the investigation.

Malissa Williams, 30, and Timothy Russell, 43, were killed Thursday night. 

According to Cleveland Police Chief Michael McGrath, 13 Cleveland police officers were involved in the chase and all have been placed on leave.

Police also say 137 rounds were fired at the victims during the 20 minute chase.

Cleveland Police Chief McGrath says the chase began because there was a report of initial shots fired out of the victim's car. 

East Cleveland Police Chief Ralph Spotts tells 19 Action News that when the Medical Examiner's Office removed the bodies there was no gun found in the car and no shells either.  They are still investigating if there was a possible weapon at any point during the chase.

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