UPDATE: Authorities have released a photo and information of the vehicle believed to be involved in a shooting on Tuesday in Cleveland.
A shooting investigation is underway in Cleveland Tuesday night after a 14-year-old male was shot twice outside his family’s home on CR 3995.
According to Det. Steven Rasberry, the male victim walked out of his house Tuesday evening and up to a vehicle that had pulled up to his residence. Moments later, a person in the vehicle shot him twice – once in the leg and once in his arm.
His family members heard the commotion, came outside to investigate and found that the victim had been shot. When first responders arrived on the scene, a determination was made to airlift the teen to a Houston area trauma center where he is said to be in stable condition.
Rasberry said the teen was talking to authorities after the shooting and is expected to survive.
“He claims he doesn’t know why they were there,” said Rasberry of the assailants.
Investigators are still trying to determine a motive. They now are collecting evidence and reviewing surveillance video captured from nearby homes.
The surveillance cameras have led to a possible vehicle involved in the altercation as well as information on the assailants.
The vehicle is described as a white four-door sedan, possibly a Honda with black wheel rims. The alleged shooter is a white male who may have been accompanied by two other males. The identities of the assailants are unknown at this time.
“We are hoping the video evidence will lead to the identification of suspects,” Rasberry said.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office by calling 936-336-4500.