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Published: Sunday, 3/30/2003

East Toledoan, 65, shot in stomach by intruder

A 65-year-old East Toledo man was in critical condition yesterday in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center after an intruder shot him in the stomach, police said.

Alfred Cieply was wounded in his home about 1:30 p.m. after a man fired through a sliding glass door at the rear of 1801 Tracy St., Sgt. Karen Martensen said.

The intruder came in and shot Mr. Cieply on the right side. He was able to call 911 for help and provided a brief description of his assailant, she said.

The authorities believe Mr. Cieply was robbed based on the condition of the residence, but continue to investigate what was stolen.

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