Gun battle at Cleveland scrapyard

A gun battle late Friday morning at a Cleveland scrapyard.

19 Action News has learned two thugs tried to rob an employee at Advanced Iron & Metal on Quincy just before 11AM.

During the robbery, the suspects fired several shots at the victim. One bullet grazed the victim's stomach area. The victim returned fire, and hit one of the thugs twice in the leg.

After the exchange of gunfire, the suspects fled the scene on foot and were later apprehended by Third District cops.

The victim was treated by EMS for his injury.

This investigation is being handled by the Third District Detective Bureau.

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