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Uber driver says he was shot while picking up woman

Posted at 4:16 PM, Jan 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-02 16:19:29-05

CLEVELAND — Cleveland police are investigating the shooting of an Uber driver.

Police said they received a call Sunday from a man who was shot in Cleveland but drove to his home in Parma before calling authorities.

When officers arrived, they found a man who said he was an Uber driver who had just moved to Ohio from North Carolina.

The man told police he is not familiar with many areas in Northeast Ohio and just follows his Uber GPS when he gets a ride request.

He said he picked up a female passenger at what he believes was East 110th Street and Woodland Avenue.

While still parked, he said a grey or tan four-door sedan drove by and one of the occupants began shooting.

One of the bullets shattered the victim's driver-side front window and struck his left shoulder.

He drove off to get away from the gunfire, and after making a few turns the passenger jumped out of the vehicle.

He didn't believe the woman was shot or injured.

The man said he did not drive to a nearby hospital because he did not know where he was and was in a panic after being shot.

He did later go to a hospital and was released.

The female passenger was described to be between ages 20 and 30.

No one has been arrested at this time.