CLEVELAND - Police in Cleveland are searching for a man who shot another man in the face after forcing three people to their knees on the city’s east side.
The incident happened at about 1:30 a.m. on East 61st Street between Francis Avenue and Maurice Avenue.
According to the police report, a witness told officers the victim, 34-year-old Michael Carter of Cleveland, and his nephew were standing on the sidewalk helping guide a boat into the driveway when man carrying a box walked up to them. The man apparently dropped the box on the ground and fired a gunshot into the air.
The witness told police the man then ordered her, Carter and his nephew to their knees – but told Carter he had to pull up his shorts. Carter then said he had no money on him.
The gunman then shot Carter in the face and left the area, the witness said.
Police have not yet named a suspect in the case. Carter is in critical condition, according to the report.
No one else was hurt in the incident.
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