Suspects Arraigned After Shootout that Hurt Girl

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Tyre Williams and Russell James appear during a video arraignment on July 1, 2013.

Tyre Williams and Russell James appear during a video arraignment on July 1, 2013.

Tyre Williams and Russell James appear during a video arraignment on July 1, 2013.

CLEVELAND — Two men accused of taking part in a shootout that injured a 12-year-old bystander appeared in court via video for their arraignment Monday.

Russell James, 20, pleaded not guilty to several charges including attempted murder, felonious assault, and discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises.

He was assigned a public defender and his bond was continued at $200,000.

Tyre Williams, 18, pleaded not guilty to several charges including attempted murder, felonious assault, and discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises.

His bond was continued at $250,000.

Both suspects were ordered to have no contact with the victim, Toni Landers.

Landers was shot in the chest on May 26 at Walter Burks playground at Grantwood Park located near East 111th and Superior in Cleveland.

She was taken to Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital and has since been released.

The first pretrial hearing for Williams was scheduled for July 9 at 9 a.m.

At the time of this report, a future court appearance for James had not been set.

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