4-Year-Old Boy Shot During Cleveland Road Rage Incident

August 7, 2017 9:56 am Last Updated: August 7, 2017 12:02 pm

A 4-year-old boy was shot in the head during an apparent road-rage incident in Cleveland, according to officials.

The boy was taken to the hospital early Monday, Aug. 7, for surgery to remove the bullet, police told WKYC.

Preliminary information shows that bullet fragments did not penetrate into the boy’s brain.

The child was in a vehicle with his mother around West 28th Street and Division Avenue when the shooting occurred.

 The child was in a vehicle with his mother around West 28th Street and Division Avenue when the shooting occurred (Google Maps)

The child was in a vehicle with his mother around West 28th Street and Division Avenue when the shooting occurred. The boy was rushed to a nearby hospital and is reportedly in serious condition. (Google Maps)

She honked her horn to pass a vehicle. The vehicle, described as a white Pontiac with tinted windows, then followed her onto the freeway. Someone inside the car then opened fire.

West 28th Street and Division Avenue, where officials say the shooting took place (Google Maps)
The area around West 28th Street and Division Avenue, where officials said the shooting took place. (Google Maps)

Two men were reportedly inside the Pontiac.

A bullet then hit the 4-year-old boy in the head. The woman, who was not identified, then pulled off on the East 55th exit on Interstate 90 and took the boy to the hospital, Cleveland.com reported.

After the shooting, the boy was taken to Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital where he was reportedly conscious and breathing, Fox8 reported.

No arrests have been made. An investigation is ongoing.

Police are now searching for the two men who were inside the white Pontiac. People with information are asked to call investigators at 216-621-1234.

Other details were not made immediately clear.