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3 kids killed in drive-by shootings in 1 month

Posted: 11:18 PM, Oct 01, 2015
Updated: 2015-10-01 23:18:54-04

Three young children have been killed in Cleveland drive-by shootings in less than a month.

No, that is not a typo.

Three children, ages 5, 3 and now 6-months-old have been gunned down in the streets of Cleveland in a span of 28 days. 

On Sept. 4, 5-year-old Ramon Burnett was shot and killed outside his home on Louise Harris Drive.

 

On Sept. 15, 3-year-old Major Howard was shot in the chest while sitting in a car on East 113th Street.

 

And Thursday evening , a 6-month-old girl was also shot in the chest while sitting in a car on East 145th Street.

 

Two people, 19-year-old Marlon Hackett Jr. and 18-year-old Dontavious Williams, have been charged in the death of Ramon. 

 

A warrant has been issued for 22-year-old Donnell "Nell" Lindsey in the death of Major. He has not yet been caught by officials.

 

Police have yet to release the identity of the baby girl.

While speaking to the media on Thursday, Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams struggled to control his emotions as he became choked up, holding back tears.

"This should not be happening in our city," Williams said. “When are we going to stop counting babies being killed in our streets?”

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The latest shooting death also had another Cleveland public figure speaking out: LeBron James

"Like seriously man! A baby shot in the chest in Cleveland," James tweeted out on Thursday. "C'mon man let's do and be better!  Don't fall into the trap."

While residents young and old rally to end the violence, it seems officials have yet to find an answer to the issue plaguing the city.  

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