(Cleveland)  A 28 year old man walking with a friend was confronted by three men Monday evening near the West Park rapid transit station, and when they tried to flee, one of the men fatally shot him.

Cleveland police say it happened at 7:50PM in the 14500 block of Lorain Avenue. 

After shooting the victim, police say the robbers took his property and fled.

Officers used flashlights to search the area near the RTA station, but did not find any suspects.

The West Park station is closed to cars and buses at this hour, but RTA says transit police are escorting pedestrians in and out of the station.

Cleveland Police have not yet released the name of the victim.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the Homicide Unit at 216-623-5464, or CrimeStoppers at 216-252-7463.

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