8-year-old boy shot on Cleveland’s west side

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CLEVELAND – EMS has confirmed to Fox 8 that a young child has been shot near West 120th and Lorain Avenue in Cleveland.

Cleveland police say the victim is an 8-year-old boy.

EMS responded to the scene and the child was transported to MetroHealth Medical Center. His condition was stable when he was taken to the hospital.

Police sources told the I-Team that the call about the shooting came in as a drive-by, but after further investigation it was determined that the 8-year-old was shot while he and a 10-year-old boy were playing together inside a house.

An adult may be cited for failure to secure a weapon, but the investigation is ongoing.

Stick with Fox 8 and Fox8.com for updates on this developing story.