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Simone Biles heartache after brother charged with shooting

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OLYMPIC GYMNASTIC champion Simone Biles has said she is struggling with the arrest of her brother, after he was charged over a shooting that left three people dead.

She said in a tweet on Monday (Sep 2) that her heart aches for everyone involved in the incident at a New Year's Eve party in Cleveland, especially the victims and their families.

Biles added: "There is nothing that I can say that will heal anyone's pain, but I do want to express my sincere condolences to everyone affected by this terrible tragedy.

"I ask everyone to please respect my family's privacy as we deal with our pain."

Authorities in Ohio say 24-year-old Tevin Biles-Thomas was arrested in Georgia last week after being indicted on murder, manslaughter and other charges over the shooting.

Police in Cleveland say the shooting happened just before the end of 2018 when a group of men arrived uninvited at a party.

Three men were killed and two others were wounded after gunfire broke out during a fight.

Biles-Thomas is scheduled for arraignment in Cleveland on September 13.

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