Grandmother of shooting victim speaks out

Posted at 4:44 PM, May 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-10 18:27:53-04

Rosalinda Shepard heard the gunshots hit her house Sunday night.

She was in the kitchen and had to crawl to check on her two grandson's who were sitting on the couch as the gunfire continued.

Bobby, 2, was okay, but one of the bullets struck 12-year-old Savon Robinson in the back.

Shepard said her grandson's condition was upgraded from critical to fair at MetroHealth Medical Center, but he has a long recovery.

"They are still trying to determine if the bullet is going to come out, it's between his heart and his lungs,” said Rosalind Shepard.

Shepard believed many Cleveland neighborhoods were no longer safe for kids, because it seemed more people carry guns and they're willing to use them, she said.

“I’m scared, terrified for the kids, because not only have mine been shot by the bullets, but it's other kids that are getting shot by the bullets,” Shepard said.

Shepard said she doesn't no why her house was targeted.

But, she does know she’s tired of the violence. 

"Too many guns, everybody has guns and that's not the way to live, because innocent kids are being shot,” Shepard said.