Bystander killed on Cleveland's east side while standing on porch identified

CLEVELAND - A 20-year-old bystander shot and killed while standing on a porch on Columbia Avenue Sunday has been identified.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office said James Swindler III, of Cleveland, is the victim.

Police said two men were exchanging gunfire in the area and Swindler, who was not involved in the incident, was hit in the abdomen as he stood a on porch.

Swindler was taken to to MetroHealth Medical Center, where he later died from his injuries.

There are no arrests at this time and police have not yet released any further information on the suspects.

The Cleveland Division of Police is asking that anyone with information in connection with the deadly shooting to contact the Homicide Unit at 216-623-5464. 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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