‘My baby is a fighter’: Mother says son is in critical condition after being hit with stray bullet on Cleveland’s East Side

Boy’s mother, Chaquitta Luster, shares heartbreaking photo on Facebook

‘My baby is a fighter’: Mother says son is in critical condition after being hit with stray bullet on Cleveland’s East Side
Chaquitta Luster's son is fighting for his life after he was hit with a stray bullet on Tuesday afternoon on Cleveland's East Side. (Source: Facebook)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Cleveland police say two men, ages 18 and 20, were arrested in connection to a shooting that left a 10-year-old boy seriously injured.

The boy’s mother, Chaquitta Luster, took to Facebook to express her pain, and to tell the community that her son is hanging on:

I appreciate everyone’s prayers for my son he is still in critical condition he has been awake one time my baby is a...

Posted by Chaquitta Luster on Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Investigators say the boy was found by police on Tuesday afternoon laying on the porch of an East 117th Street home with a gunshot wound to his back.

Detectives learned that a group of people were recording a music video on the street corner nearby when there was an exchange of gunfire between them and occupants of a vehicle.

The boy was hit by gunfire, according to Cleveland police, and was taken to University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital for treatment.

The shooting remains under investigation.

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