Man wearing postal uniform fatally shot during drive by on East 55th Street

Posted at 5:49 PM, Dec 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-17 10:53:23-05

One man is dead and another injured after a drive by shooting at a stoplight on Cleveland's Eastside. 

Police say a small blue vehicle pulled along the side of two men at the intersection of East 55th Street and Bessemer Avenue and opened fire, fatally hitting the driver in the head and chest.

Police closed the portion of East 55th Street while they investigated the shooting.

The 22-year-old driver was transported to MetroHealth Medical Center where police say he later expired. The passenger suffered cuts to his face when shattered glass flew through the vehicle.

Police have not made any arrests for the shooting. Witnesses on the scene told News 5 that the man who was killed was a postal worker and had his uniform on under his jacket. 

The man who police say opened fire is described as a black man in his 20s, who was seen driving a small blue vehicle.