Driver shot before striking car in Cleveland

Posted at 2:01 PM, Jan 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-09 14:02:45-05

A driver was shot before he struck a car on Friday morning, and police are still working to find out where the shooting took place, authorities said.

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The 24-year-old victim was driving a Ford Taurus “erratically” and at a high rate of speed westbound on Woodland Avenue with the rear window shattered, witnesses told police.

According to authorities, the man drove around and into oncoming traffic before he struck a Chevy Express, driven by a 55-year-old man.

The 24-year-old was found in the area of East 71st Street and Woodland Avenue with several gunshot wounds, as well as multiple injuries from the crash.

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Both drivers were taken to MetroHealth Medical Center for treatment, police said. 

It is unknown where the actual shooting took place at this time.

Police are investigating the incident.



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