Teen Shot on Walk Home from School

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Police have issued an arrest warrant for 20-year-old Gregory Maddox, of Cleveland, wanted in connection with the shooting of Robert Holsey, 16.

Holsey was shot three times on Cleveland's west side while walking home from school Thursday afternoon.

Police say it happened on West 38th Street in broad daylight, on his way home from James Ford Rhodes High School.

Outside the school Friday, students say the news spread quickly.

"Everyone inside, they kept talking about it, couldn't believe this happened," said junior Stephanie Ayala.

Robert's family says he was an aspiring boxer, athlete and scholar.

"We hear about this stuff all the time, like something just happened at Chardon, now this," added Ayala.

Holsey's family released a statement, pleading for the gun violence to stop.

They say, "Parents, please watch your children and be involved in their lives."

Parents picking up their kids outside Rhodes High School agree.

"Parents need to get more involved, police need to get more involved with this. I have no idea how kids are getting guns, but we need to start taking action. It needs to stop," said parent Chrysanthe Houchens.

Holsey was listed in critical condition at MetroHealth Medical Center Friday evening.

Police say Maddox was last seen fleeing the scene of the shooting in a grey Ford Taurus. Anyone with information is asked to call the Cleveland Police Department.

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