Cleveland police continue to investigate shooting of toddler, 19-year-old man in drive-by

Posted at 7:24 PM, Oct 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-01 16:28:26-04

Cleveland police continue to investigate a drive-by shooting that injured a toddler and a 19-year-old man Monday evening.

Officers responded to South Pointe Hospital after they were notified of a 1-year-old girl and a man who were shot while they were riding in a vehicle near E. 149th and Harvard Avenue. 

A bullet grazed the shoulder of the girl. The man was shot in the chest and the back, police said. 

The driver of the vehicle, a 20-year-old man, told police he was driving when he noticed a person wearing a "Joker" mask driving a black Ford. It appeared the Ford was following the other vehicle, the man told police. 

As the vehicle approached E. 177th, the passengers in the Ford ordered the man to pull over. The man refused to pull over and accelerated. Moments later, multiple shots hit the car. 

Five people, including two children, were in the car when it was shot at. Police said there were four people inside of the Ford when the shooting occurred. 

The man drove the 1-year-old and the 19-year-old to South Pointe Hospital. The man was airlifted to Metro Hospital to be treated for his injuries. 

The condition of the child and the man were unknown Tuesday afternoon. 

No arrests have been made.