CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A 3- and 9-year-old were struck when as many as eight shots ripped through a neighborhood on Cleveland's west side Tuesday night.
A family member said the 9-year-old, who was struck in the back, expected to be OK. The family is preparing for the worst when it comes to the health of the 3-year-old, who was struck in the head. Both of the children were transported to MetroHealth Medical Center.
"I don't know who would do this," says Sally Davis, the mother of 9-year-old Elizabeth Davis and grandmother of the toddler, Savannah Davis.
She says the shooter targeted the front porch area where the toddler was in her mother's arms.
"The baby just got shot in the back of the head and it went from her head and hit my little girl watching TV in the house," Sally Davis said.
The police report indicates a few men approached the house holding up a purse boasting that they just robbed a woman. It was shortly after they left when the shooter rolled by.
Several bullet holes were left in the house.
"It's like I just want to go and just get this creature," said Sally Davis. "He needs to pay for these two innocent kids."
She said Wednesday she's amazed the toddler made it through the night.
"This girl, this girl is one tough cookie," she said. "She's been tough."
Police say the gunfire came from a four door black Honda. It's also believed a neighbor provided the police with surveillance video, which should be helpful.
In the meantime, the Dudley Avenue neighborhood is indeed a neighborhood on edge. Anyone with information should contact police at 216-621-1234.
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