Violent weekend keeps Cleveland police busy

Posted at 5:59 PM, May 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-09 21:16:54-04

A Cleveland police officer went door to door on Monday looking for information about a drive-by shooting that injured a 13-year-old boy.

The teen was sitting on the couch watching television when a bullet pierced the house, striking him in the back.

The shooting happened around 10 p.m. Sunday on East 153th Street near Harvard Avenue.

The front window of the house had several bullets holes in it.

The teen was taken to University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital for treatment. Cleveland police said on Monday he was in stable condition.

Neighbors heard the gunshots and took cover.

"Everybody wants to be gangsters, gangsters didn't go around shooting women children," a neighbor said.

One neighbor, who did not want her identity revealed because she feared gangs were connected to the shooting said she's tired of the violence.

"I live in war zone, and I'm so tired of it, we need to take our streets back,” the neighbor said.

Saturday night, a 12-year-old boy was shot and injured during a drive-by shooting at East 66th Street and Superior Avenue.

Also on Saturday, a woman was shot and killed on East 134th Street, where there's now a makeshift memorial for her.

Another shooting Sunday night at East 87th Street and Superior Avenue.

Up to 20 shots fired and three people injured.

Police said it stemmed from a shootout between men and several teens in two cars.