A 24 year old woman who was nine months pregnant was shot in the face at a Cleveland Ohio convenience store. Another woman who is 28 years old was also hit in the arm.
The victims were inside buying merchandise when the gunfire erupted outside at Garden Valley on the 3100 block of East 79th Street.
A 28-year-old man told officers he was in the convenience store parking lot, talking to a stranger, when someone in a passing gray Ford Focus shot at them.
The 28-year-old man, a concealed carry permit holder, drew a .38-caliber handgun and returned fire. The stranger also returned fire. Both men fled after the bullet casings hit the pavement.
The CCW permit holder returned to the scene when police arrived and handed over his weapon. Officers arrested the man, but no charges have been filed. Sgt. Ali Pillow said investigators are working to determine the facts of the shooting.
The victims were driven to MetroHealth Medical Center. Their conditions were not available Friday afternoon.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Cleveland Division of Police Fourth District Detective Bureau at 216-623-5418. Cleveland.com