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5-month-old girl in car shot dead in Cleveland

CLEVELAND -- Cleveland authorities say a shooting Thursday killed 5-month-old Aavielle Wakefield, who was hit in the chest while riding in a car.

The county medical examiner's office says emergency medics rushed the baby to a children's hospital, where she died.

According to a local news station, police said the baby's mother was driving with at least one other person in a neighborhood a few miles southeast of downtown, and that only the child was hit. Officials also suspect the gunfire came from an apartment building,. No immediate arrests were made, reports the station.

Police Chief Calvin Williams and Mayor Frank Jackson visited the scene Thursday evening.

Tears pooling in his eyes, Williams told reporters that "this shouldn't be happening in our city."

This is at least the third deadly shooting of a child in Cleveland over the past month.

A 3-year-old, Major Howard, died September 15 and 5-year-old Romone Burnett Jr., known as "Dink," was killed on September 4, reported CBS affiliate WOIO.

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor, Tim McGinty announced a $25,000 reward for information that will lead police to the shooter's in the death of Wakefield.

"We need people with courage to come forward," said McGinty.

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