Police: 3-year-old boy dies following drive-by shooting in Cleveland

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CLEVELAND -- A 3-year-old boy died following a drive-by shooting Tuesday evening. It happened just after 7pm on East 113th St. in Cleveland.

Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said there was a vehicle parked and the child and a 24-year-old woman, who is not the child's mother, were passengers inside the car. Another vehicle pulled up and shots were fired into the car.

Williams said the call came in as shots fired in that area. When police officers arrived at the scene, they learned the driver of the car that the victims were in took them to the hospital.

The toddler was then flown to MetroHealth Medical Center where he was pronounced dead following surgery for his injuries. He was shot in the chest. Police sources originally told FOX 8 I-Team's Ed Gallek that the child was shot multiple times. The woman was shot once in the thigh.

"We don't know motives. We don't know who's involved," Chief Williams said. He said police received information about a light or white-colored, four-door vehicle, possibly a Toyota; if anyone has information on the car or suspects, they're asked to call police.

**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 for the shooting.

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