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Police looking for suspect that shot a driver and his dog on Cleveland's east side

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Cleveland Division of Police at (216) 623-5318.
Credit: Cleveland Police

CLEVELAND — Cleveland police are asking for the public's help in identifying the occupants, owners, or driver of a car seen in the photo above that may be involved in a shooting.

Police say that on Jan. 22 at approximately 12:30 pm, a person was driving northbound on East 131 Street when a black car pulled and started shooting into the driver's car. The driver and his dog were shot. 

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A witness told police that he saw a person in a black four-door sedan holding a gun out of the window shooting at a van. A short time later, police were called to University Hospital to investigate a shooting victim. 

As police arrived at University Hospitals, they found a van with several bullet holes and city kennel staff were taking a dog out of the van.  The dog had been shot in the ear. 

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The shooting victim and his passenger told police that they were driving north on East 131 and stopped at a red light and they were shot at. The driver was shot in the shoulder. 

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Cleveland Division of Police at (216) 623-5318.

Credit: Cleveland Police

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