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Man shot in leg outside of Epic Lounge in CLE

Posted at 1:31 PM, Feb 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-22 13:31:25-05

A man was shot outside of the Epic Lounge on Harvard Avenue, police reported. 

According to police, on Monday around 2:30 a.m. officers responded to the Epic Lounge, located at 17322 Harvard Ave., for a man who was reported shot. 

When officers arrived, they said they were told the victim left in a private car.

Police found two shell casings outside of the establishment. Police said bar employees stated the incident occurred outside and it was a drug deal gone wrong. They told police no cameras inside the bar worked.

Officers traveled to SouthPoint Hospital where they located the victim, identified as 25-year-old William Simmons. 

Simmons told police he was approached from behind and grabbed. He took off running and was then shot in the leg. 

Simmons did not provide a description of the suspect.