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8-month-old baby injured from ricocheted 'metallic fragment' during shooting in Cleveland

Posted at 8:16 AM, Aug 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-26 18:44:41-04

CLEVELAND — An 8-month-old baby was injured after getting hit by a ricocheted "metallic fragment" during a shooting in Cleveland Sunday night, according to police.

Police responded to the 19100 block of Nottingham Road at around 7 p.m. for reports of a shooting.

The 8-month-old baby, received minor injuries after getting hit by a ricocheted "metallic fragment," police said.

“She could’ve died, that’s all I kept thinking about, my baby could’ve died,” said the baby’s mother Secret Freeman.

The baby’s stitches are covered by a bandage after a bullet hit her in the head, according to Freeman.

“My baby was on the floor of the passenger side, there was blood everywhere,” she said.

Freeman said she and her boyfriend went to their old apartment complex to return keys after moving and ran into some people she was having a problem with, when a fight started and shots were fired.

"I’m more than thankful she is ok,” said Freeman.

The baby is expected to recover.

A 26-year-old man suffered an injury in the hand after being grazed by a bullet.