‘My grandson is fighting for his life’: Cleveland boy shot after Mother’s Day gathering

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CLEVELAND – A 12-year-old Cleveland boy was hospitalized in intensive care after being shot while sitting on a couch inside his grandmother’s house, according to relatives.

Savone Robinson was shot in the back inside the home on East 153rd Street near Harvard Avenue around 10:30 p.m. Sunday, according to police. He was listed in fair condition at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital Monday afternoon.

There were four bullet holes through a front window of the home near the couch where Robinson sat, in addition to one bullet hole in the front door and another in the side door.

“My grandson is fighting for his life, and I need someone to let me know who did it so we can have some justice,” Robinson’s grandmother, Rosalind Shephard, told FOX 8 News.

She said she was in the kitchen with her granddaughter, cleaning up after a large family Mother’s Day celebration, when the shooting began.

“I was shocked, but I had dropped to the floor,” Shephard said. “I told my granddaughter… ‘Drop to the floor.’”

Robinson was watching television on the couch with a young cousin when he was hit, according to Shephard. She said the bullet came close to his heart.

“All I could hear was, ‘Grandma,’ and by the time I could crawl to him, I saw blood coming out of his nose and his mouth,” she said.

Police found three bullet casings and a live round in the front yard, but no sign of the shooter, according to a report. Shephard said she was not sure why her home was targeted.

She asked for prayers for her grandson and pleaded for information that could help track down the person responsible.

“I would like anybody and everybody that knows something, please come forward,” Shephard said. “Turn yourself in.”