Suspect identified in shooting of 12-year-old Toni Landers - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Suspect arrested in shooting of 12-year-old

19 Action News has learned a man has now been arrested for shooting and wounding a 12-year old girl during a gunfight at a playground.

Police say the suspect is a 20-year old Russell James. Cops say he lives just steps away from the playground on Tacoma Avenue.

Sunday evening three men got involved in a shootout at Walter Burkes Playground at Parkwood and Tacoma, and the crossfire hit 12-year old Toni Landers in the chest. At last check she was in stable condition at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital.

Earlier Fifth District detectives took out a warrant for James, and they picked him up Tuesday afternoon. No word yet on the other two gunmen.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Fifth District Detectives at 216-623-5518.

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