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7-year-old boy shot in Maple Heights while riding in vehicle overnight

The driver who was with the boy reported that a vehicle began shooting at them while driving near the Valero gas station in the 14100 block of Granger Road.

MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio — A 7-year-old boy was taken to the hospital early Monday morning following a shooting in Maple Heights.

It was around 12:05 a.m. when officers with the Maple Heights Police Department responded to a call of several gunshots in the area of Libby Road and Thomas Street. We're told some shell casings were found.

While officers were at the scene, police were notified that the child shot had been taken to South Pointe Hospital with a gunshot wound to his left side of his lower back.

Police say officers learned the boy was riding in a vehicle on Libby Road when the shooting took place. He was taken to a different hospital where he’s currently listed in stable condition.

The driver who was with the boy reported that a vehicle began shooting at them while driving near the Valero gas station in the 14100 block of Granger Road.

Anybody with information is asked to call the Maple Heights Detective Bureau at 216-587-9624 or Crime Stoppers at 216-252-7463. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

No additional details were immediately available, but stay with 3News as we will update this story once additional information is released.

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Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in a previous story on July 18, 2022.

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