Boy, 14, shot in front of Cleveland library

Posted at 3:40 PM, May 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-10 15:40:38-04

A 14-year-old boy was shot in front of the Cleveland Public Library Monday evening, making him the third juvenile to be shot in the city in two days. 

Officers responded to the 14000 block of Kinsman around 10 p.m. for a report of a shooting.

The victim told police he was standing in front of the library with friends when an SUV pulled out, a man got out of the SUV and fired four shots at him and his friends. He was shot in the leg. 

The 14-year-old told police he ran to a home on East 140th Street to get help after the shooting. 

A witness said a silver or grey Ford Escape with front end damage left the area at a high rate of speed immediately after the shooting. 

The boy was transported to Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital for treatment.

Cleveland council member Zack Reed said he witnessed the shooting. 

Two more teens were shot in separate incidents in Cleveland over the weekend. A 12-year-old was shot in a drive-by while sitting on his front porch on Saturday. Then, on Sunday, another 12-year-old was shot when someone walked up to his house and started firing shots into the home.