5-year-old boy killed in drive-by on Cleveland’s east side

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CLEVELAND - Police tell Fox 8 that they are investigating after a 5-year-old boy was killed during a drive-by shooting.

The shooting happened in the 2300 block of Louise Harris Drive in Cleveland around 5 p.m.

Cleveland police say a preliminary investigation reveals that witnesses report a vehicle traveling on that street slowed down and shots were fired from the vehicle.  Police are searching for a dark blue or grey Pontiac.

Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams speaks after shooting death of 5-year-old (Sept. 4, 2015)
Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams speaks after shooting death of 5-year-old (Sept. 4, 2015)

Two men were detained and are being questioned by investigators.

There is a large police presence at the scene; Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson is also there. Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said he's asking for the community to help solve this tragedy.

Stay with Fox 8 and Fox8.com for updates.

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