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Man shot in face in Cleveland

Posted at 1:09 PM, Feb 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-21 13:09:47-05

A man was taken to the hospital after being shot in the face on Cleveland's East side on Saturday, police said.

Authorities responded to the 9000 block of Kenmore Avenue at around midnight regarding a report of a man shot.

According to police, the 25-year-old victim said he was standing outside in the area of East 90th Street and Hough Avenue, when he was approached by man from behind, who then shot him in the face. 

The victim said he could not identify the suspect. 

He was taken to University Hospitals and was expected to be treated and released.

The incident is under investigation, police said.