1-year-old grazed in the head by bullet, 2 others injured in shooting on Cleveland’s East side

Updated: Sep. 2, 2019 at 8:41 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Police are investigating a shooting that left three victims injured on Cleveland’s East side.

According to a report from the Cleveland Division of Police, officers responded to the shooting just before 11 p.m. on Sunday in the 400 block of East 146th Street.

Police found three shooting victims, including a 1-year-old who was grazed in the head by a bullet. The young victim was taken to Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, where the condition is not known at this time.

The other two victims, both identified as 25-year-old males, were shot in the leg and taken to University Hospitals by paramedics.

Witnesses described two vehicles that drove down the street, shooting at homes and cars parked along the road.

Patty Douglas, who lives near where the shootings began, heard loud noises, then realized they were gunshots.

“First thing I could think was duck," said Douglas.

James Carter, a former Cleveland Police Department officer who recently moved to the neighborhood, said he was watching TV, while his wife was visiting their neighbor. He heard the gunshots, too.

“I knew right away what it was. {My wife} thought it was firecrackers. I said, that’s not firecrackers. It doesn’t look like firecrackers, it doesn’t smell like firecrackers. I said, that’s somebody shooting.”

Relatives of the baby and two men injured did not want to give their names or speak on camera, but told 19 News the one-year-old and one of the men will need surgery, but should recover.

They told 19 News they are so shaken up, they are leaving the neighborhood.

However, other neighbors vowed to stay and fight against gun violence.

“It’s scary, but for us, we’re not going stand for it," said Douglas. "We’re going to take our block back. This is a good neighborhood. We don’t like it.”

Any potential suspect information was not released by Cleveland police.

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