Two-Year-Old Girl In Intensive Care After Being Shot

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July 20, 2016
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Cleveland Police has confirmed that a two-year-old girl has been shot in a drive-by shooting. 

The incident happened around 7pm on Friday night, on Cleveland’s East Side.

toddler shot in drive-by

The child was outside with her mother when the unknown driver opened fire and struck her in the head and arm.

“All I saw was her holding her baby saying, ‘My baby got shot,’ ” said witness Shantay Rucker.

“It was definitely a drive-by. She had her baby in her arms when it happened”

The girl, who was in an unstable condition, was taken to University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital.  She underwent several hours of surgery before being admitted to the hospitals intensive care unit. 

No arrests have been made, however, Police Officers are following up on leads.

It’s not the first drive-by shooting incident on Cleveland’s East side where a child has been injured, in fact, last year 3 children under the age of 5 were killed within a matter of a month in drive-by shootings.

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  1. Olga Bushak

    July 21, 2016 at 12:23 am

    Kids Lives Matter ! If it really comes down to that you got that much issue deal with the person directly! Instead of a coward and do a drive by shooting how many innocent people have to suffer. Sick.

  2. Dina Ferullo Markowski

    July 21, 2016 at 1:07 am

    Just awful.
    Why hurt the kids, why.
    That poor child

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