12 year-old girl caught in crossfire at Cleveland park, shooters at large

CLEVELAND - Police are investigating a shooting Sunday night where a 12-year-old girl was shot at a park during a gun battle.

Police said the shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. at Walter A. Burks Park, located in the 11000 block of Grantwood Avenue on Cleveland's east side.

Officers said two men were exchanging gunfire when a bullet struck the 12-year-old in the chest.

The 12-year-old girl was then taken to Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital by a private vehicle.

As of 9:30 p.m., police said the girl was listed in stable condition and was being prepared for surgery.

The shooters are still at large.  Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to contact Cleveland Fifth District Detectives at 216-623-5518.

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