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Two juveniles arrested for attempted murder of 5-year-old girl, 16-year-old boy

Posted at 9:00 PM, Mar 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-15 21:00:18-04

Two juveniles have been arrested for allegedly shooting a 16-year-old boy and 5-year-old girl on Monday.

The shooting happened near the 2400 block of E. 36th St.

After the shooting, the 16-year-old told police he was targeted by members of the "BG" gang, because his brother is accused of killing one of their members.

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Police identified the suspects on Wednesday, and attempted murder warrants were issued.

On Thursday morning, a 17-year-old boy was arrested near the 900 block of E. 77th St. Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force officers found a loaded firearm on the boy during the arrest.

Later that evening, a 14-year-old boy was also arrested near the 4300 block of Norma Dr. in South Euclid. He was also carrying a loaded firearm.

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