Cleveland Police Investigate Tragic Death of One Year Old Child

The Cleveland Division of Police Homicide Unit is currently investigating the death of a 1 year old male that occurred on Sunday, April 12, 2015. This incident occurred at 3707 E. 63rd Street at approximately 1:15 pm. 

Fourth District officers responded to a call for a child shot at 3707 E. 63rd. Police and EMS arrived and located the victim with a gunshot wound to the face. The child was immediately conveyed to MetroHealth Medical Center where he died. 

Preliminary investigation reveals that the child was home with his mother and two relatives (ages 3 and 1). The mother was in the room with the children facing away from them when she heard a single gunshot. The mother then observed the victim lying on the floor bleeding. A handgun was recovered from the room near the 3 year old child. Neither of the other two children sustained any physical injuries.  

The two juvenile relatives were released to their mother.  

The Homicide Unit was contacted and responded to both MetroHealth Medical Center and the original scene. The details of this incident are being investigated and at this time there have been no charges or arrests in connection with this investigation.