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Police investigating shooting of a 9-year-old on Youngstown's west side

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Youngstown police are investigating the Christmas Eve shooting of a young girl.

It happened early Tuesday afternoon on the city's west side.

Thirteen-year-old Michael Cruze told police that he and his nine-year-old niece were walking on Oakwood Avenue near Borts Pool when they heard a gunshot and saw someone running away.

It wasn't until the third grader got home that she felt a pain in her foot.

That's when her family noticed the gunshot wound.

The girl was treated at the hospital. She's back home.

Police have not identified any suspects in the shooting.

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