A five-month-old baby girl has been killed in a drive-by shooting in Cleveland. Aavielle Wakefield is the third child to be shot dead on the city's streets in a month.

The child was in the car with her mother, who was driving, and at least one other person, according to police quoted by WEWS-TV.

She was hit on the chest and died after being taken to University Hospitals.
The child was the only person shot in the tragedy, which occurred in a neighborhood a few miles southeast of the city centre on Thursday.

A photo of Aavielle has appeared on a charity page for the victim's family.
The poster wrote: "Another one of our children has become our angel. My best friend lost her five-month-old daughter to senseless violence. Her and her family are now forced to start a new life without one of her angels."

Police suspect the gunfire came from an apartment building, but reports suggest no immediate arrests have been made.

Two boys, aged three and five, were killed in drive-by shootings during September.
Basketball star LeBron James voiced his frustration on Twitter.

"Like seriously man!!!! A baby shot in the chest in Cleveland. It's been out of control but it's really OOC. Ya'll need to chill the F out."

"C'mon man let's do and be better! Don't fall into the trap. This can't be only way. Accept more from yourselves. #TheLand#TheNation."

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