14-year-old murdered, 2 children even younger are arrested for the crime

Ajay Mahat, Lakewood News Reporter

A fatal shooting occurred in Maple Heights on Nov. 3 at 6 pm. The shooters were in middle school, which is a huge shock.

Moore and other parents who have their children involved in a local football program were shocked, outraged, and heartbroken to hear 14-year-old Sha’shawn Anderson, a middle school student, was shot in the back, murdered on Adams Street on Monday. Maple Heights detectives arrested two other children, boys who are just 12 and 13 years old, for the fatal shooting.

As for Moore, she says if parents can’t or don’t get their children on the right path and involved in positive activities, there’s even more of a risk they’ll lose their life and freedom to the streets. This is something Moore worries about every single day, saying “It’s always dangerous for children his age and older. And these children are getting more and more out of control. Everyone needs to participate to get to where they need to be – for these kids.”

Danielle Moore of Cleveland says, “Gun violence is a mess, and how did they get the gun? What made them do that?”

Maple Heights Police tell 19 News the murder of the 14-year-old remains under investigation, and at this time, information is not being released on what led to the shooting or where the child suspects got the gun.