One dead & five injured after two groups aged 12 to 16 ‘cross paths’ and open fire on Cleveland street

A child has been killed and five others injured in a gunfight on a Cleveland street.

The children, all of whom were aged 12 to 16, were in two separate groups when the shots began at 7.30pm on Friday night. All are boys.

It is not clear what prompted the fight. Police say they do not believe the youths belonged to gangs but that they merely ‘crossed paths’.

The age of the boy who died has not been released.

The other five were taken to hospital.