Teens arrested in fatal shooting of girl, 9, sitting in car

(Courtesy: Cleveland Police)

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Authorities in Cleveland say two 17-year-old boys and a 19-year-old man have been arrested in the shooting death of a 9-year-old girl struck by an errant gunshot during an exchange of gunfire nearby.

Cleveland police said Friday an arrest warrant has been issued for a 16-year-old in Wednesday's fatal shooting of Saniyah Nicholson. She was sitting in the back seat of a car with an adult sister when two teens in a car exchanged gunfire with two teens on foot. The 20-year-old sister wasn't injured.

Court records show that 19-year-old Devontae Nettles has been charged with murder in the girl's death. Police say Nettles and one of the 17-year-olds were in the car. It's unclear if he has an attorney.

Police say the shootout doesn't appear to be gang related.

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