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Man suffers fatal gunshot wound outside Cleveland high school

August 31, 2018

Man suffers fatal gunshot wound outside Cleveland high school

CLEVELAND, Ohio— A man died after he suffered a fatal gunshot wound outside New Tech West High School, police said.

The shooting happened about 8 p.m. Thursday in front of the school on Worthington Road in the city’s Bellaire-Puritas neighborhood.

The man, who was shot in the chest, has not been identified and no arrests have been made.

Police originally said the shooting happened at the Sunoco gas station near the Cleveland Police First District Headquarters, but later said the man was shot outside the school.

Several people saw the man staggering near the high school and holding his chest. They helped the man into their car, drove him to the Sunoco gas station on West 130th Street, where they flagged down Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority police officers.

An ambulance took the man from the gas station to MetroHealth, where he died.

It’s the 80th homicide in Cleveland this year. There were 76 homicides at this point in 2017. 

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