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Undercover Cleveland police vehicle struck by gunfire in North Broadway neighborhood

Police found the suspect's vehicle, a dark purple Kia, a couple hours later on East 86th and...
Police found the suspect's vehicle, a dark purple Kia, a couple hours later on East 86th and Nevada. According to police that car had been reported stolen.(Kelly Kennedy)
Published: Jul. 19, 2021 at 6:13 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Cleveland police are searching for suspects Monday evening after an undercover police car was shot at in the North Broadway neighborhood.

“I was inside my apartment, and I heard a lot of pop, pop, pops and when I came out with my worker there was a lot of cops lining the street and caution tape everywhere and cones,” said Chyenne Saddler who lives in the neighborhood.

The vehicle was struck by gunfire, a police spokesperson confirmed. No officers were injured, and no arrests have yet been made, she said.

The incident occurred shortly before 5 p.m. near the intersection of East 55th Street and Blanche Avenue.

Police on scene told 19 News they knew who one suspect was but were still searching for another one. Police found the suspect’s vehicle, a dark purple Kia, a couple of hours later on East 86th and Nevada. According to police, that car had been reported stolen. People who live in the North Broadway neighborhood said while they aren’t surprised, they are sick of all of the violence.

“It’s very concerning to me because I have a one-year-old and a three-year-old,” explained Saddler. “I can’t let my kids outside to play in their own yard because I am scared that my kids could potentially get shot because it’s happening so close to my house.”

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