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20-year-old male shot and killed on Cleveland's east side on the Fourth of July

Posted at 9:44 PM, Jul 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 07:40:07-04

Cleveland Homicide Unit is investigating after a male was shot and killed on Wednesday afternoon in the city’s east side.

The shooting occurred around 5:20 p.m. in the 4000 block of East 142nd Street. The male was shot in the chest in an apparent drive-by shooting. He was located in the rear yard.

The victim has been identified as a 27-year-old male, who was transported by Cleveland EMS to University Hospital in critical condition.

According to authorities, the male expired from his injuries at the hospital.

Police do not have any information regarding suspects or reasoning for the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cleveland Police Homicide Unit at 216-623-5464.