A 6-month-old baby was shot in the chest during a drive-by shooting on Cleveland’s east side Thursday. Police say the baby’s mother was in a car with two other males when gunshots struck her car near East 145th Street and Spear Avenue. The infant died at a local hospital.
Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James reacted angrily to the senseless shooting on Twitter.com Thursday.
James, 30, has a 1-year-old daughter and 2 boys at home.
Police said the shooting happened near East 143rd Street and Kinsman Road when someone opened fire into a car.
The mother of the child was driving and also had two other males in the car with her, according to police. Officers said only the child was struck. She was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center, where she died.
According to 911 calls obtained by newsnet5.com, a woman claimed, “someone was shooting at our car and they shot the baby.”
SWAT members surrounded a home near East 145th Street and Spear Avenue, several blocks over, but there was no indication anyone was taken into custody.
Police said they do not have a shooter(s) description at this point in their investigation.
James posted an Instagram photo of his daughter, Zhuri, in front of his IMAX TV late Thursday. He captioned the image, “Guess lil mama like football just like poppa! #ZhuriPrincess #JamesGang”