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Drive-by shooting in Cleveland hospitalizes six people standing inside or near store

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Posted at 9:01 PM, Sep 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-15 08:59:05-04

CLEVELAND — Six people were shot in a drive-by shooting on Cleveland's East Side on Tuesday, according to the Cleveland Division of Police.

The shooting happened at a food and beverage store on East 28th Street and Cedar Avenue.

According to EMS, the shooting left a 41-year-old man in serious condition, a 23-year-old man in critical condition, a 22-year-old woman in serious condition, a 54-year-old man in stable condition and a 64-year-old man in serious condition, all of whom were transported to Metro.

A 54-year-old woman was transported in stable condition to University Hospital, according to EMS.

Responding officers found multiple shell casings at two locations. The first location was in front of the store on Cedar Avenue where two spent shell casings were found.

The second location, about 50 feet south of Carnegie Avenue on East 28th Street, had approximately 37 spent shell casings, according to a police report.

Cleveland officers spoke to the victims who detailed their location and injuries at the time of the shooting. Most of them were standing inside the store or near it and didn't know they were being shot at.

One victim said she was inside the store and heard shots and realized she had been shot in the left leg above the knee.

Another victim said he was standing in front of the store when shots rang out and realized he was shot in the arm.

An employee at the market said he was in the store near the cash register when he heard gunshots. As he ran to the back of the store, he realized he was shot in the foot.

Another victim said he was standing on the side of the store when he heard gunshots. He ran behind the store for cover and realized he was shot in the back and the bullet exited through the side of his abdomen.

A female was shopping inside the store when she heard a set of gunshots, and then heard another round of gunfire before realizing she was shot in the knee.

Three cars at the scene were hit by gunfire.

Police said the vehicle used by the alleged shooter is a black Ford Explorer.

EMS did not say the condition of the sixth person.

Police said they are reviewing surveillance footage of the shooting.