Williams breaks down after 5-month-old killed

Posted at 1:16 PM, Oct 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-02 13:16:37-04

It was an emotional, heartfelt response from Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams following the shooting death of a 5-month-old girl Thursday evening. 

"This should not be happening in our city," Williams said, as he attempted to hold back tears and keep his emotions in check. 

“Another innocent child in our city has been taken from us,” Williams said. “When are we going to stop counting babies being killed in our streets?”

Thursday's killing is the third young child in Cleveland to die in a drive-by shooting in less than a month. 

Ramon Burnett, 5, was killed on Sept. 4 in front of his home on Louise Harris Drive.

Less than two weeks later, 3-year-old Major Howard was killed on Sept. 15 while sitting in a car on East 113th Street.

RELATED MAP | 17 children under 15 died from gunshot wounds in Cuyahoga County since 2010

City leaders and public figures have been calling to an end to the violence as Cleveland's most innocent die. 

Among them, basketball superstar and Akron native LeBron James sounded off on Twitter.


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