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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Two Men Charged in I-90 Shooting That Injured Four-Year-Old Boy This Week: UPDATE

Posted By on Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 12:35 PM

click to enlarge West 28th and Division, near the Shoreway on-ramp, where the shooter encountered the victim. - GOOGLE MAPS
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  • West 28th and Division, near the Shoreway on-ramp, where the shooter encountered the victim.
Leon Edwards and John Smith have been charged with attempted murder following the early Monday morning shooting of a 4-year-old boy. (See our original story below.) They have not yet been arrested.

Spurred by an apparent bout of road rage, the two suspects allegedly chased down a woman as she drove onto the Shoreway. They shot at the car on the East 55th Street exit ramp, critically wounding the 4-year-old.

The boy remains at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital.

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Original story: Aug. 7

A 4-year-old boy is in critical condition after being shot in the head last night near Dead Man's Curve in what is thought to be a road-rage incident.

Cleveland police report that the 4-year-old was conscious and breathing when he was taken to University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital for emergency surgery Monday morning.

The shooting occurred amid an escalating road-rage incident that began near West 28th Street and Division Avenue, according to police. The mother of the 4-year-old said she honked her horn to pass a vehicle that was blocking the road there. The vehicle, a white four-door Pontiac with tinted windows, then reportedly followed her onto the Shoreway before one of the occupants opened fire.

Two African-American males were said to be inside the vehicle. Police are searching for the Pontiac.

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