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Teen shot while playing basketball at local park

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A 19-year-old man was shot in the back while playing basketball at Mercedes Corner Park near West 97th Street and Walford Avenue in Cleveland on Monday. 

The victim, Kenny McVery, was playing basketball at the park when he says a group of five or seven teenage males walked into the park and started an argument with another group of people. 

McVery says he heard gunshots and began to run. That is when he was shot in the back. 

Police responded to the scene around 6:30 p.m. and McVery was taken to Metro Health Medical Center. His condition is unknown at this time. 

First District detectives are currently investigating. They ask if you have any information to call (216) 623-5118. 

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