9-year-old shot in drive-by released from hospital

9-year-old shot in drive-by released from hospital
Savannah Davis (Source: Facebook)
Savannah Davis (Source: Facebook)
Drive-by shooting on Dudley Road (Source: WOIO)
Drive-by shooting on Dudley Road (Source: WOIO)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A 9-year-old who was shot in the back when as many as eight shots ripped through a neighborhood on Cleveland's west side Tuesday night has been released from the hospital. A 3-year-old who was shot in the head is still in critical condition.

"We are overwhelmed and grateful for the outpouring of support from the community- all the donations, prayers and visits are so much appreciated," said the Davis family in a statement. "Thank you to the MetroHealth medical staff for working so hard to help Savannah heal, the EMS crew who came back to visit her and the Cleveland Police Department for their continued help and support. Savannah is in critical condition, but we know she's a fighter. Please continue praying for her."

"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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