CLEVELAND– A UPS driver was shot during a robbery at Scovill Avenue and East 55th Street in Cleveland shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday.
The 55-year-old victim was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center with gunshot wounds, according to the Cleveland Division of Police. Witnesses said it appeared someone was taken into custody.
The Crime Scene Unit recovered a weapon and towed the delivery truck from the scene. UPS did not comment on the shooting, but said its security team is working with investigators.
Neighbors said the gunfire was loud and at first, they didn’t realize what had happened.
“We heard a gunshot, but it was like we thought something fell like a big billboard or something,” Bluu Morrison said. “We came outside and everybody was gathered around, and we just started praying for the person.”
According to UPS, its security team is working with Cleveland police and it is notifying the victim’s family.
Shaken neighbors said they are still stunned by the level of unprovoked violence happening in broad daylight; especially on such a warm day with so many children playing outdoors.
“So scary and then the kids are frightened too, it’s crazy,” Morrison said. “It’s just sad people can’t just do their job and deliver.”