Second arrest made in shooting of 4-year-old on Cleveland playground

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — A second suspect has been arrested in the June 29 shooting of a 4-year-old boy at a Cleveland playground, and police believe a third person may have been involved.

According to Cleveland police, officers located and impounded the vehicle used in the shooting on Monday. On Tuesday, a juvenile suspected of driving the vehicle turned himself in to police. It’s not clear if that juvenile has been charged yet.

Wednesday, a second suspect, Gary Williams, 19, was arrested and charged with felonious assault, according to Cleveland police.

The boy was shot in the leg at the East Clark Elementary School playground on East 146th Street around 4:40 p.m. Sunday.

Witnesses said a blue vehicle with three to four people inside drove past when one of the occupants began firing shots. The 4-year-old was shot in the thigh.

Police are still investigating the incident, and are trying to locate a third person believed to have been involved.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to call the fifth district detective bureau at 216-623-5518.

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