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11-year-old boy shot in Cleveland, suspect also injured

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Posted at 3:04 PM, Apr 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-10 15:06:20-04

An 11-year-old boy was shot Friday night in Cleveland's Broadway—Slavic Village neighborhood.

According to Cleveland police, the shooting happened around 11:20 p.m. in the 7800 block of New York Avenue.

Nearby officers heard gunshots and responded to the home. The boy was shot in the abdomen. Officers rendered first aid, and he was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of serious injuries, police said.

An initial investigation shows that shots were fired towards the house the child was in. Also inside were the boy's mother and three other children—ages 5, 7 and 15-years-old.

Police said the child's mother was "uncooperative with officers."

A person later identified as a suspect in connection with the shooting showed up at a local hospital with injuries. The suspect, a 34-year-old man, is currently in critical condition. No charges or additional information has been announced.

The incident remains under investigation.

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