Lakewood man suffers brain injury after being shot for third time in Cleveland
CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Lakewood man suffered bleeding on his brain after someone shot him in the head Wednesday marking the third time someone shot him in the past four years, police reports say.
The shooting happened about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday on Sackett Avenue and Rhodes Court in the city’s Clark-Fulton neighborhood.
The 38-year-old man told police he walked to the corner store on Fulton Road and Sackett with his cousin and left.
The two headed to the cousin’s home when a man with a revolver fired several shots at them, according to police reports.
One of the bullets hit the 38-year-old man in the head. The two ran back to the cousin’s home and called the 38-year-old man’s father, who drove him to MetroHealth, police reports say.
A doctor told police that the man suffered a skull fracture and brain bleeding from the gunshot and that he would remain in the intensive care unit while doctors monitor his condition, police reports say.
The man’s cousin told police he may have been the target because of social media postings or “people who just don’t like him in general,” police reports say.
The 38-year-old man had been shot in the head two months ago and in the leg about four years ago, police reports say.
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