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Man found with cuts on his penis and gunshot wound to the head, Cleveland police say

Posted at 11:15 AM, Sep 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-25 11:16:10-04

CLEVELAND — Cleveland police are investigating after a 24-year-old man was found shot in the head and with part of his penis cut by a knife, according to a police report.

On Sunday shortly before 3:30 a.m., police responded to the 8900 block of Detroit Avenue for a man who had been shot.

Upon officers' arrival, the victim was being loaded into the ambulance by EMS.

While attempting to locate witnesses, police noticed blood on the ground and found 11 shell casings scattered throughout the parking lot of an apartment building.

Talking to hospital staff about the man’s condition, police learned the victim had received a gunshot wound to the right side of his head, where the bullet was still lodged. He also had road rashes alongside the back of his legs and it appeared that 50% of his penis was cut from a knife, the report states.

Medical staff told police the victim was in stable condition and that he was receiving further treatment.

The incident remains under investigation.