It happened at about midnight Monday on Columbia Avenue near East 102nd Street.
The Cleveland Division of Police said a vehicle pulled into the driveway before the occupants fired shots into the house.
The teen victim was struck in the head by gunfire, police said. Members of the Cleveland Division of Fire tried to administer first aid, but she died at the scene. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the girl as Abe’bre’anna M. Jackson.
The victim’s mother and three other children were at home at the time, but they were not injured.
The teen was a student at Franklin D Roosevelt Academy and her family said she loved being a big sister.
“Abe’bre’anna was a joy to our entire family and we want all to know that she was incredible. She fought hard to enter this world as a premature baby, she overcame so much. She was super smart, she was our family “diva,” she always wanted her hair done, she was talented, beautiful, and brave,” her family said.
Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 216-623-5464. Anonymous tips can be provided to Crime Stoppers. A cash reward of up to $5,000 may be available.