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Cleveland man who was shot in the head says it was like 'being hit with a rock'

Posted at 4:57 PM, Dec 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-20 12:08:44-05

CLEVELAND — A 33-year-old Cleveland man who was watching television last Saturday morning told police it felt like he was hit by a rock when gunfire erupted outside his house and a bullet struck him in the head.

On Dec. 15, just before 2:30 a.m., police responded to a residence in the 15000 block of Talford Avenue for a shooting.

The victim’s brother told authorities he was asleep, but he was awoken by multiple gunshots coming from outside his home, according to a police report. When the brother opened his bedroom door, he found his sibling crawling on the floor with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the back of his head.

Police found eight 9mm and eight .45 caliber shell casings outside the home as well as bullet fragment in the living room. The report states that around a dozen bullets came through the front dining room window, causing "significant damage to multiple areas" in the home.

When officers went to the hospital to check on the victim, the man told them he was sitting on the living room couch watching television when he heard gunshots come from outside, the report said. He told officers that it “felt like he was hit in the back of the head with a rock.” The man said after the shooting he dropped to the ground and started crawling towards the back of the house.

At the time of the report the victim was in stable condition. His current condition is unknown.

The report doesn’t list any suspect information.