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Two underage teens charged in shooting death of 12-year-old Cleveland boy

November 28, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Two underage teens charged in shooting death of 12-year-old Cleveland boy

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Two teens have been charged in last week’s shooting death of a 12-year-old boy in Cleveland.

Abdel Bashiti was shot and killed when he and his father walked out onto the street after shots erupted between two groups of teenagers on Friday.

Relatives said that the boy, who was hit by stray gunfire during the gun assault near his father’s beauty supply business.

Five others were wounded during the gunfire.

The two 15-year-old teens were officially charged on Monday in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court with aggravated murder and attempted murder, Cleveland.com reported.

Police arrested one of the suspects at his high school while the second suspect remains at-large.

Five male teens between 14- and 16-years-old standing in front of a liquor store and were injured in the attack, including a 16-year-old who was rushed to the hospital where he remains in critical condition with a head wound.

Family members say the young boy (above), who was killed by a stray bullet during a shooting attack near his father’s beauty supply store, was a good student who loved sports

Relatives said the seventh-grader, who occasionally assisted his father at the store was to celebrate the Thanksgiving weekend with family members from all over the U.S.

Activists and residents in the area held a march in honor of the young boy’s memory. They also planned a rally to raise awareness to end violence on Saturday.

The males responsible for the incident were part of a group between the ages of 12 and 16, encountered the second group when the shots rang out at 7:30 pm on Friday.

It is not apparent what caused the fight, but authorities said they don’t believe the boys were part of any gangs, and merely “crossed paths.”

 

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