CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Police are investigating an overnight shooting on Cleveland's west side. At least one victim was found with a gunshot wound to the head.
According to Cleveland police, the man was shot in the 14000 block of Lakota Avenue around 1:30 a.m. Monday. The shooting scene sits between James A. Garfield Elementary School and John Marshall High School.
A short time later, police say the shooting victim showed up at a nearby gas station about a mile away at West 140th Street and Triskett Road seeking help.
Officers and paramedics responded to the gas station and rushed the man to MetroHealth Hospital in critical condition.
A witness in the area said he heard multiple gunshots overnight. He says he has been concerned about crime in the area for a long time now.
"I was just talking to a neighbor today about the fact I was afraid there was going to be a drive by in the neighborhood," says neighborhood resident Ron Cornett. "Police haven't done anything about it for a long time, and we've been calling, and no one is doing anything about it."
Detectives are still investigating the circumstances leading up to the shooting.
Stay with Cleveland 19 News for updates to this developing story.