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Police: Man, woman shot while confronting teens who stole their children's bicycles

Posted at 11:26 AM, Aug 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-07 15:51:35-04

Authorities are looking for two juveniles who allegedly shot a man and woman who confronted them over stealing their children's bicycles from a Cleveland park last month.

The shooting happened around 10 p.m. on Aug. 2, near East 200th Street and Arrowhead Avenue, according to a Cleveland police report.

The report states the victims, a 34-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman, were driving through the area when they saw two teens on bicycles that matched the descriptions of the bicycles that were stolen from their children a week prior at Neff Park, located at 951 E. 193rd St.

When the couple stopped and confronted the teens, one of the juveniles pulled out a handgun and started shooting, according to the report.

The female victim was shot in the hip, the male victim was shot twice in the left arm, twice in the right arm and once in the chest, the report said. Both victims were able to get back in their vehicle and drive to a nearby hospital.

Authorities located eight shell casings at the scene.

According to the report, both teens and stand about 5-feet-10-inches tall. The alleged shooter is described as a light-skinned black male weighing around 170 pounds with a medium afro. The second teen is described as a black male who weighs around 140 pounds and has a short afro.