Bullet struck car in Cleveland while children sat in backseat

July 31, 2018

Bullet struck car in Cleveland while children sat in backseat

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A bullet struck a car just feet from where 4-year-old and 1-year-old children sat as their grandmother drove through Cleveland’s Union-Miles neighborhood, police said.

No one was harmed in the shooting that happened about 2 p.m. Sunday on East 131st Street at Beachwood Avenue, according to a police report.

One gunshot left a bullet hole in the car’s rear driver-side door, near where the two children sat in the backseat, the report says.

The 43-year-old grandmother stopped her 2018 Toyota Corolla at a red light when she heard two gunshots. She quickly sped away, the report says.

She pulled over when she felt it was safe, in a parking lot on East 131st Street at Rexford Avenue in Garfield Heights. She checked her car and found the bullet hole, the report says.

The woman took her grandchildren home before she returned to the parking lot. She flagged down a Garfield Heights police officer, who notified Cleveland police because the shooting happened in Cleveland.

The woman did not provide a description of the shooter. She also told police that she is unaware of a reason someone would shoot at her car, the report says.

Cleveland police officers checked the area but could not find a crime scene.

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