CLEVELAND — Cleveland police are investigating a Friday night drive-by shooting that hospitalized three juveniles.
The shooting occurred just after 9 p.m. near the bus stop at East 131st Street and Southview Avenue in Cleveland’s Union-Miles Park neighborhood, police say.
When officers arrived at the scene, they first spoke with a 14-year-old boy, who was about a block away with a gunshot wound to his upper right thigh, according to police.
The boy told the officers that he was with a group of other juveniles at the bus stop when he heard seven to 10 gunshots and then noticed that he had been shot, police say. He told officers that he ran for his safety, fearing that the shooters were following him.
The 14-year-old was brought to Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Cleveland EMS said.
While on the scene, police learned that two boys arrived at Marymount Hospital with gunshot wounds connected to the shooting at the bus stop. A 16-year-old boy was shot in the right side of his head, and a 17-year-old boy was shot in the foot and hip, according to the police report. They were accompanied by a 15-year-old boy who was also in the group that was shot at, but was not struck.
The boys told officers they were at the bus stop when they heard 10 gunshots and saw a black Dodge Charger with heavy tint squealing its tires as it turned the corner from East 131st Street and drove eastbound on Southview.
A fifth boy told police that he was standing at the bus stop and heard gunshots, but had no idea where they came from, according to police. Once he heard the gunshots, he ran for his safety.
All juveniles appear to be in stable condition, police say.
Crime scene investigators found multiple shell casings on the street near the bus stop, according to a police report.
Detectives continue to investigate the shooting. Police believe the vehicle involved is a newer black out Dodge Charger with 360 heavy tint.