8-year-old boy shot at Edgewater Park

July 5, 2017: An 8-year-old boy was taken to the hospital in stable condition after he was hit during an apparent shootout in Cleveland.

CLEVELAND - It was a violent end to the 4th of July holiday in Cleveland.

Police say an 8-year-old boy was shot around 11 p.m. It happened in the area of West 73rd St. and Clifton at Edgewater Park.

Cleveland EMS say the boy was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

WKYC crews spoke to officers scoping the area early Wednesday morning, looking for evidence.

Cleveland Metroparks Rangers also assisted in the search for evidence.

Officials on scene say the boy was shot during a shootout, and added that it was an apparent accident.

It's not clear if this happened during a fireworks show or not yet.

Investigators were at the park, testing individuals' hands for gunshot residue.

There were nine other people shot in Cleveland overnight. Here's a timeline of those shootings.

© 2017 WKYC-TV


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