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6 children, 4 adults injured when car crashes while fleeing police in Downtown Cleveland

Posted at 11:16 AM, Feb 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-15 13:43:46-05

CLEVELAND — Six children and four adults were injured when a car crashed into a vehicle while fleeing from police in Downtown Cleveland Friday morning.

At about 10:30 a.m., officers responded to East 40th Street and Quincy Avenue for a man shot, according to a Cleveland police news release. A male suspect, who was later arrested, walked up to the victim, who was in a vehicle, then shot the man through the passenger's side of the vehicle. The suspect then fled on foot and was picked up by a female driver who had five kids in her car.

The driver then fled in the vehicle and was stopped a short time later by the Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Department near East 37th Street and Woodland Avenue, the release states.

As Cleveland police arrived to assist, the vehicle sped off again and collided with another vehicle at East 21st Street and Superior Avenue, police stated.

The female driver's vehicle had five kids inside. In total, six children were transported to hospitals: a 3-month-old boy in serious condition, a 3-year-old boy in serious condition, two 10-year-old girls in stable condition, a 5-year-old girl in stable condition and an 8-year-old girl in stable condition. A 24-year-old man was transported in serious condition, along with a 19-year-old woman, a 25-year-old woman and a 44-year-old woman, all in stable condition.

The female driver of the suspect vehicle was arrested, along with the second occupant of the vehicle, police said.