- Associated Press - Monday, April 6, 2020

CLEVELAND (AP) - A man who started shooting randomly at people and cars at a Cleveland gas station fatally shot an 81-year-old man, authorities said.

The suspect, identified only as a 36-year-old man, was captured shortly after the shooting occurred Sunday afternoon when a witness called 911 and followed him from the station, city police said. It’s not yet known what charges he will face.

The man walked through the gas station parking lot shortly after 1 p.m. and shot at various people and vehicles, authorities said. Anthony Watkins was shot several times in the head and body and was pronounced dead a short time later.

At least one vehicle was struck by gunfire, but no other injuries were reported in the shooting.

Authorities said it’s not clear why the man started shooting.

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