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9-year-old girl walks in on mass killing and lives — but pregnant mom, 4 others are gunned down

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A 9-year-old girl and her 2-year-old brother are the only survivors of a mass killing in Cleveland over the weekend.

According to WKYC, Cleveland Police said that the 9-year-old girl, the 2-year-old boy, and their pregnant 41-year-old mother had parked outside of a home on East 92nd Street on Friday night. The mother and the boy stayed in the car while the girl went inside to get some clothes, where she discovered the execution-style shootings.

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The gunman reportedly shot the girl twice in the chest, but the bullets only grazed her. He then went outside to the vehicle and murdered the pregnant mother. Police said that the 2-year-old boy was not harmed.

The medical examiner later identified the victims as 41-year-old Sherita L. Johnson, 60-year-old Lemon Bryant, and 17-year-old Shaylona Williams. Johnson was 28 weeks pregnant with a son, who was also killed. The identity of a 19-year-old male victim had not been released.

“Only an animal would do something like this to another human being,” Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams pointed out.

“There’s somebody out there who knows a lot more than we know and we need that information,” the police chief added said. “We don’t want to speculate on why this happened.”

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Police said that they had no motives or suspects in the crime. The shooter was described as a black male wearing a mask.

The mass shooting came only one day before a Cleveland police officer shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice while he was carrying a fake gun.

Watch the video below from WKYC, broadcast Nov. 24, 2014.

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