The 27-year-old victim was playing basketball with his two younger nephews at Gawron Park at about 7:20 p.m. Thursday. Cleveland police said an argument started between a juvenile and a man, and the victim tried to stop it.That brings the unofficial homicide count in the city of Cleveland for 2017 to 50.
The man, who was between the ages of 18 and 20, wanted to fight the victim, but he refused and walked away. As the victim was walking towards the playground, the suspect pulled out a gun and shot him twice. Cleveland police said he then walked over and shot the man a third time.
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