Police at RTA station on Cleveland’s East side give first aid to overnight shooting victim

Shooting scene near East 55th Street RTA station
Shooting scene near East 55th Street RTA station(Source: WOIO)
Published: Aug. 18, 2022 at 5:36 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 18, 2022 at 1:37 PM EDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A man who was shot overnight on Cleveland’s East side was able to receive first aid from police officers that he found near an RTA station.

The shooting was first reported at around 2 a.m. on Thursday morning.

An RTA spokesperson said the man was initially shot at a home near East 49th Street.

The victim started driving for help and pulled near the East 55th Street RTA station after he saw police officers in the area, according to the spokesperson.

Police provided medical attention to the victim until paramedics arrived.

Cleveland EMS said the 25-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to his leg.

EMS transported the victim to MetroHealth Hospital.

City officers are continuing to investigate the overnight shooting.

Copyright 2022 WOIO. All rights reserved.