CPD: Boy, 16, shot while trying to buy gun

Posted: 12:36 PM, Jan 07, 2016
Updated: 2016-01-07 12:36:21-05

A 16-year-old boy was shot Wednesday while he was trying to buy a gun from someone he knew from school, Cleveland police say. 

Officers were called to the 700 block of East 92nd Street around 6:45 p.m. for a report of a shooting. 

When police arrived, they found a 16-year-old with a through-and-through gunshot to his torso. His mother said the victim had left their home to walk to a store and then ran back home screaming that he had been shot. 

The victim told police that he was walking on Stewart Avenue when two black men approached him and shot him for no reason. He then ran home.

After the boy was transported to Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, police spoke to him again, this time with his brother. At that time police said he told officers that they went to meet with a boy to buy a gun for $90. 

The victim said he knew the boy from school. He said he approached a heavy-set black man and was looking at a handgun when a tall black man shot him. The suspects fled, possibly in a small container truck.

No suspects have been identified.

The victim's injuries were not life threatening, authorities say.