Boy shot in knee while riding bike on E. 66th

Boy shot in knee while riding bike on E. 66th
Boy shot while riding bicycle. (Source: Raycom Media)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - An 12-year-old boy has been released from the hospital, a family member told Cleveland 19, after he was shot in the knee Saturday evening.

Just after 7:30 Saturday night, police received calls about shots fired near the intersection of E 66th and Superior Avenue.

An initial police report stated officers got multiple calls of shots fired in the area, from both people in cars and on foot. Police were then contacted by a social worker at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital that 12-year-old boy was taken there by his uncle with a gunshot wound to the knee.

The initial report states that the victim's uncle said that several men were fighting in the area, started shooting and his nephew was caught in the crossfire.

"As soon as they hit the corner they shot and rolled down the street shooting and my little cousin got hit in the leg," said the victim's cousin.

Cleveland 19 spoke to the boy's cousin who didn't want to be further identified. The cousin said that the boy had been released from the hospital and was on crutches Monday night. He again reiterated that the boy was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

"He was just riding his bike around, him and his little brother they just rolled up and they were about to ride off and they started shooting and he got hit in the back of his leg," said the victim's cousin. "It's better the leg than somewhere else."

No one has been arrested in the incident.

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