Cleveland: Man shot at gas station

12:33 PM, Jan 6, 2013   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- One man was shot at a Marathon gas station late Friday night.

According to Cleveland Police, a call came in around 2:46 a.m. for shots fired at a Marathon Gas station on Superior Avenue.

When officers arrived, they located a man who had been shot in the abdomen. The victim, Michael D. Rankins of Cleveland, was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center, where he is being treated for his injuries. 

The preliminary investigation reveals that the victim was standing outside of the entrance to the Marathon Gas Station arguing with several men from an earlier argument at the Bullshooter Lounge.

During the argument, one the suspects produced a handgun and shot the victim.

The Cleveland Division of Police is asking that anyone with information in c/w this incident to contact the Third District Detective Bureau at 216.623.5318.

Anonymous information can be given to Crime Stoppers by calling 216.252.7463 or Text messaging to Text TIP657 plus your message to Crimes (274637).


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