Zack Reed chases shooter after 14-year-old shot

Zack Reed chases shooter after 14-year-old shot

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A 14-year-old boy was shot at E. 140th & Kinsman around 10 p.m. Monday. Witnesses said the shooter was riding in a silver Ford Focus with heavy front-end damage. The teen said he was standing in front of the Cleveland Public Library with friends when a small SUV pulled up.

A gunman exited the vehicle and fired four shots at him and his friends, the teen said.

Victim said he ran to 3250 E. 140th Street after he got shot to get help.

The SUV sped off.

The teen was transported to the hospital with a gun shot wound to his right leg. His condition is not known.

Cleveland city councilman, Zack Reed witnessed the shooting and followed the shooter.

"After I couldn't catch up to the vehicle, I called 911 immediately," Reed said.

The councilman also tweeted about the violence he witnessed.

He tweeted "This is crazy. Just witnessed a 14-year old boy get shot after a Cleveland City Council meeting about violence. He also posted a picture of the ambulance transporting the victim.

"This violence is out of control. You plead with your administration, you plead with your colleagues, we gotta do something about this problem," Reed said.

This is the third night in a row that a child has been shot on the city's east side. A 13-year-old was shot at East 153rd and Harvard Sunday. A 12-year-old was shot on East 66th Street Saturday night.

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