A 12-year-old boy became an unintended shooting victim Friday night, when he and his father were caught in gunfire in Cleveland.

Five teenagers in hooded jackets were hanging outside One Stop Liquor and Beverage when still-unknown suspects opened fire at them, according to the Cleveland Police Department. Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia, a police spokeswoman, said the boy and his father were inside a beauty supply store next door, owned by the father, when they heard gunshots and went out to see what was happening.

The boy was shot in the torso and died.

The five teenagers were injured. One, a 16-year-old, was shot in the head. The others were shot in the leg, groin and torso. The 12-year-old boy’s father was not injured.

The shooting happened at about 7:30 p.m.

Cleveland Police Chief Calvin D. Williams said investigators do not know if the shooting was gang-related.

“We don’t know exactly what spurred this, what happened, but definitely, our hearts go out to the family of the victims here,” Williams told reporters at a news conference Friday night, adding later: “The only thing we have right now is that kids crossed paths and shots were fired.”

Police believe the suspects are also juveniles, Williams said.

No arrests have been made.

Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams and Mayor Frank Jackson are addressing the media following a shooting at Buckeye near East 116th Street on the city's east side. One juvenile is dead, five others are injured.

Posted by WKYC Channel 3 – Cleveland on Friday, November 24, 2017

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the boy as Abdel Latif Bashiti, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported.

His death shocked a family that was just hosting relatives from out of town for Thanksgiving a day earlier. Friends of the family told the Plain Dealer that Abdel was helping his father at the store the night he was killed.

The Washington Post was unable to reach the boy’s immediate family Saturday, but his aunt, Rashan Bashiti, described Abdel as someone who loved sports and enjoyed playing with his family and cousins in an interview with the Plain Dealer.

Bashiti said he liked to go to the store to spend time with his father.

“He was just one of the most lovable kids you’d ever meet,” Mohammad Mator, Abdel’s father’s friend, told the paper.

The boy’s death came as Cleveland continues to see a growing number of homicides in recent years.

Last month, a 51-year-old man’s death became the city’s 100th homicide this year. The city logged 136 homicides in 2016, up from 120 in 2015 and 102 in 2014, making last year the deadliest Cleveland has had in at least a decade.

The city found itself at the center of nationwide protests against police brutality in 2014, when a white police officer shot and killed Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old African American boy. A grand jury in 2015 declined to bring criminal charges against former Cleveland police officer Timothy Loehmann.

The police department fired Loehmann earlier this year after an investigation concluded that he withheld details of his past employment.

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