Medical examiner ID’s 3-year-old Cleveland boy killed in drive-by shooting

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Major Howard (Photo Credit: Family members)

Major Howard (Photo Credit: Family members)

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the little boy killed in last night's drive-by shooting as Major Howard, 3, of Cleveland.

The little boy died after being shot in the chest Tuesday night.

A 24-year-old woman, who is not the child's mother, was also shot.

The shooting happened on East 113th Street between Regalia and Union avenues at about 7:15 p.m.

According to Cleveland police, the woman and the boy were sitting in a parked vehicle when another car pulled up and someone started shooting.

The woman was hit once in the thigh, and Major was shot in the chest.

Police were originally called to a report of shots fired in that area, but when they arrived at the scene, there was nothing there but shell casings.

"The victims were conveyed by private vehicle to the hospital," Cleveland police Chief Calvin Williams.

The male driver of the victims' car took the two straight to the Cleveland Clinic. They were flown to Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center, but the little boy did not survive surgery.

A resident near where the shooting happened said a stray bullet actually hit her home. Shearline Johnson pointed out the bullet hole to Fox 8's Peggy Gallek Wednesday afternoon.

Witnesses told police the shooter's car was a white or light-colored four-door, possibly a Toyota.

Police have not determined a motive.

**Watch Williams address the media in the video above**

Less than two weeks ago, 5-year-old Ramon Burnett was killed in a drive-by shooting on Louise Harris Court in Cleveland. Two suspects were arrested in that shooting.

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