Man shot in bed as barrage of bullets hits multiple homes, cars on Cleveland's east side

Victim speaks out after drive by shooting
Posted at 11:23 AM, Sep 08, 2016

Police were investigating a shooting that resulted in a man being shot in his bed and several homes damaged on Wednesday night. 

Officers were patrolling the area of Central Avenue and Bohn Road when they heard 30 to 40 gunshots. A short time later, officers were called to a home at 10:55 p.m. on East 40th Street after a 26-year-old was shot in the leg. 

The man told police he heard "lots of shots" moments before he realized he had been shot while lying in his bed. The man was taken to University Hospital to be treated for his injuries. 

Several homes and cars were hit by the gunfire. 

No one has been arrested for the shooting.

The victim Tavaris Lockhart spoke with Newsnet5's Paul Kiska about the shooting Thursday afternoon.

"When I heard the gunshots first come through the wall, that's when I jumped, I never jumped so fast," Lockhart said.

Lockhart described what happened next.

"Felt bullets flying past my head and I'm ducking and dodging, oh man I never experienced anything like that, "Lockhart said.

 Lockharts's mother was also home at the time of the shooting.

Lockhart feels fortunate his mom and no neighbors were shot.

"I'm just happy and thankful and grateful nobody got killed, because this could have been much worse," Lockhart said.