3 children hurt after shots fired into home in Cleveland

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CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Division of Police is investigating after an 8-year-old boy was shot, and two other children were hurt, after someone shot several rounds into a home Saturday evening.

It happened just before 11 p.m. in the 1000 block of East 71st Street.

I heard a lot of screaming because it got real quiet," said the victim's grandfather who did not want to be identified. "It really got quiet and I hear a lot of screaming. They [people inside house] were like somebody is shot, they saying the babies shot."

The man who lives at the home identified himself as the children's grandfather to FOX 8's Maia Belay.

"I was hoping everyone was alright," said the victim's grandfather. "Last thing I thought about was the kids. I knew they were in bed. Last thing on my mind was the kids. I just felt like they were safe."

According to the man, three of his grandchildren, an 8-year-old boy and two 5 year olds, were having a sleepover at his home when someone fired several rounds into the home.

The 8-year-old boy was shot in the leg, then taken to University Hospitals for treatment, police say. The grandfather says the other two kids were grazed in the head and back by debris like glass and what he described as shrapnel.

All of the children are said to be doing well as of Sunday morning.

Police have not arrested anyone, and further details were not immediately released.


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