According to the Cuyahoga County medical examiner, 3-year-old Luis A. Diaz was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
This was reported as being a suspected homicide, according to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office.
A 31-year-old man was also injured in the shooting that happened around 2:20 p.m. in the 3500 block of West 66th Street, near the Barberton Avenue intersection, according to Cleveland Police Deputy Chief Ali Pillow.
A preliminary investigation revealed the boy was inside a car with his mother and 11-month-old brother and the 31-year-old man was outside the car having a conversation when shots rang out.
The adult man is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries, Pillow said.
Two people are in custody for questioning, according to information from police sources provided to the FOX 8 I-Team.
Pillow said investigators are now looking for additional persons of interest.