Cleveland neighborhood still needs help after child shot

CLEVELAND -- Neighbors continue to watch their street from their front porches as they try to keep kids safe this summer on East 146th Street.

Two weeks ago, a 4-year-old boy was shot in the leg as he played on the East Clark School playground. Two juveniles and one adult have been arrested for the drive-by shooting.

It is believed to be gang-related.

"The police were here for two days, but when the media left, they left," says resident Jeffery Goodwin.

Since the shooting, there has also been vandalism at the East Clark School. Glass doors have been shattered, and repeated school alarms are going off, according to neighbors.

"It is horrible, people can't sleep," says Goodwin.

WKYC called the Cleveland School District and they plan to send staff to replace the doors and check the alarm system.

Cleveland City Councilman Jeff Johnson is holding a meeting with police 6-8 p.m. Tuesday (July 15) at Greater Faith Baptists on St. Clair and Hayden avenues.


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