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CLEVELAND - Police are investigating after a man was shot in the back inside a Cleveland club early this morning.

According to a police report, the officerswere finishing a traffic stop near East 9th and Bolivar when they saw people running through the parking lot of Tops & Bottoms Gentleman's Club. Patrons told police they heard a gunshot inside the club.

Security alerted officers to the victim who was near the bar. The man told police he had been in the club about ten minutes when he was shot. He said he did not get into any arguments or altercations with anyone inside the club during that time.

Neither the victim nor his sister-who was standing next to him-saw who fired the shot. The victim was taken to the hospital.