Cleveland man shot three times outside West Side bar
CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Cleveland man was shot three times and survived after an early-morning shooting outside a West Side bar. The 23-year-old victim suffered gunshot wounds to his abdomen, hand and foot. He underwent surgery after paramedics took him to MetroHealth, a Cleveland police report says. The incident began about 1:30 a.m. inside R.O.C. Bar Cleveland, located at Western Avenue and West 105th Street in the city’s Cudell neighborhood, according to the report.
Witnesses said a fight broke out between the gunshot victim and several other men near the bar’s pool table, the report says. Someone sprayed pepper spray into the air during the melee, prompting security guards to force the group fighting outside. One guard told police he heard several gunshots as he closed the front door. Minutes later, the 23-year-old ran back inside and said he was shot, the report says.
A group of women helped the man outside through a kitchen door before loading him into a car. He was dropped off at the hospital a short while later, the report says.
Police later found five spent bullets just outside the bar’s front door. They also found two bullet holes in a security guard’s 2001 Buick Park Avenue that was parked on the street.
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