Man shot inside garage of Horseshoe Casino

Man shot inside garage of Horseshoe Casino
Man shot in garage in downtown Cleveland. (Source: WOIO)
Man shot in garage in downtown Cleveland. (Source: WOIO)

are investigating an aggravated robbery/felonious assault in downtown Cleveland.

According to EMS, a 36-year-old man was shot inside the garage of the

around 5:40 a.m. Wednesday. Police say the victim told them he came to the casino with a man he met earlier at a strip club and two women. The victim reported that he and the suspect left after he won some money.

The victim then stated that when the two got inside the suspect's Dodge Ram pickup, the suspect pulled a silver, semi-automatic handgun on him and said, "Give me all you bread." The victim gave him the money and got out. The victim told police he then heard two shots and one hit his right hand index finger.

The suspect fled north on Ontario. The victim reported amounts taken by the suspect range between $2,600 to $4,600.

The casino remained open during the shooting. A larger question is if the man with the gun took it into the casino. At the door, they check for patron's ages, and glance into purses, but there are no metal detectors.

Officials released a statement concerning the incident:

At approximately 5:30 a.m. this morning, two men who had come to the casino together, left the casino and began arguing. While in the parking garage, one man allegedly shot the other in the hand. Horseshoe security and Cleveland Police were on site and immediately responded to the incident. The victim sustained a non-life threatening injury and was transported to the hospital.

The safety of our team members and guests is our top priority. We are fully cooperating with the authorities on the investigation. Horseshoe Casino remains open for business.

The victim was treated at MetroHealth Medical Center.

So far no one has been arrested. Police describe the suspect as a black male, 5'9", heavy build, with facial hair. He was wearing a gray jogging suit.

If you have any information give police a call.

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