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15-year-old boy shot in the back in Maple Heights

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Posted at 11:25 AM, Aug 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 11:25:55-04

MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio — The Maple Heights Police Department is investigating after a 15-year-old boy was shot on Wednesday.

The shooting happened just after 6 p.m. near Hansen and Prayner roads.

According to police, the boy was with his family when an unknown person opened fire on them. The boy was hit in the back.

Maple Heights firefighters responded to the scene and rendered first aid. The boy was then transported to MetroHealth Medical Center with a possible life-threatening injury, authorities said.

Police say the teen is currently in stable condition.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to call the department’s detective bureau at 216-587-9624 or email Detectives@mhpd-ohio.com. You can also contact CrimeStoppers of Cuyahoga County, Inc. by calling 216-252-7463.