A 35-year-old man is dead after being shot in the stomach on Cleveland's east side early Saturday morning.

The incident occurred around 3:10 a.m. on the 1200 block of East 185th St., according to authorities. The victim was taken to University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.

Officials later learned on scene the victim had been purchasing gas at a station on the street when two other men near him got into a physical argument. The victim attempted to intervene, at which point he was shot.

The shooter apparently fled on foot while the second suspect got away by vehicle. Their identities are not known at this time.