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Cleveland Police: 6-year-old girl dies after getting shot in the head while she was sleeping during drive-by

Cleveland Police: 6-year-old girl dies after getting shot in the head while she was sleeping...
Cleveland Police: 6-year-old girl dies after getting shot in the head while she was sleeping during drive-by(WOIO)
Published: Oct. 6, 2019 at 11:29 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Cleveland Police have confirmed that the shooting at 1388 E. 171 that sent a 6-year-old to the hospital with a gunshot wound to her head has turned into a homicide investigation.

The 6-year-old was struck in the head while sleeping, and was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Cleveland Police have identified the child as Lyric Melodi Lawson.

The shooting took place approximately at 1 a.m.

Officers learned that a vehicle was seen driving away after the incident but no description other than it was a dark color.

Cleveland Police have confirmed that a shooting at 1388 E. 171 sent a 6-year-old to the...
Cleveland Police have confirmed that a shooting at 1388 E. 171 sent a 6-year-old to the hospital with a gunshot wound to her head.(Sia Nyorkor)

While on scene officers administered first aid until the arrival of EMS.

At this time, police have no suspects.

Cleveland Police have confirmed that a shooting at 1388 E. 171 sent a 6-year-old to the...
Cleveland Police have confirmed that a shooting at 1388 E. 171 sent a 6-year-old to the hospital with a gunshot wound to her head.(Sia Nyorkor)

Investigators ask that anyone with information regarding this matter call 216-621-1234 or report via Crime Stoppers (216) 252-7463.

A press release to 19 News stated a rally and candlelight vigil are being held in memory of Lawson on Monday to “address the community to stop gun violence.”

According to the release, “concerned citizens, students, families, and community leaders and organizations” are asked to gather at Lawson’s school, which was Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Hannah Gibbons-Nottingham School at 1401 Larchmont Rd., at 5 p.m. to march down to her home where she was gunned down at 1388 E. 171st Street.

19 News will update this story as more information becomes available.

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