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62-year-old man fatally shot while walking with wife at Forrest Hills Park in Cleveland

Forrest Hills Park in Cleveland
Posted at 1:13 PM, Jul 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-10 14:57:59-04

CLEVELAND — A 62-year-old man was shot and killed Monday evening on Cleveland's far East Side while he was walking through a park with his wife.

According to Cleveland police, a woman near Thornhill Road and Arlington Avenue flagged officers down around 8:20 p.m. and told them that her husband had been shot.

Officers located the man, later identified as Wilbert McCormick, near the entrance to Forest Hills Park. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead, authorities said.

A preliminary investigation indicates that the woman and her husband were walking through the park when shots rang out and he was struck by gunfire, according to police.

No arrests have been made. The shooting remains under investigation.

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