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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland police are trying to figure out exactly what happened during a shooting on the highway that sent a 4-year-old to the hospital.

Police said the boy was shot in the head. He was taken to Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital where he was reportedly conscious and breathing. Police said he underwent surgery to remove bullet fragments and it appears the fragments did not penetrate his brain.

According to police, the boy’s mother said the shooting happened around 12 a.m. Monday in the area of Dead Man’s Curve. She exited the highway at E. 55th Street and called for help.

The woman told police she was driving with her son in the area of W. 28th Street and Division Ave. when she honked her horn to pass a blocking vehicle.

The woman said the vehicle followed her onto the highway and fired shots at her vehicle.

The woman said two men were in the vehicle.

Police said the men were in a white 4-door Pontiac with tinted windows.

Police were looking for the gunmen and said no arrests had been made.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cleveland police investigators at (216) 621-1234.

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