Cincinnati Shooting: 6 Injured, 11-Year-Old Killed
A shooting in the West End of Cincinnati on Friday night resulted in the death of an 11-year-old boy and injuries to five other people. The victims, some of which were juveniles, were taken to Cincinnati Children’s and University of Cincinnati Medical Center for treatment. No suspects have been identified and the motive behind the shooting is unclear, but Cincinnati police chief Terri Theetge confirmed there is no ongoing threat to the community.
Shooting in Cincinnati’s West End Leaves 11-Year-Old Dead, Five Injured
A tragic incident unfolded in Cincinnati’s West End on Friday night as an 11-year-old boy was killed and five people were injured in a shooting, according to Cincinnati police chief, Terri Theetge. The shooting occurred around 9:30 p.m. near Jones Street and Wade Street.
Upon arrival, officers found multiple gunshot victims. The deceased victim was identified as an 11-year-old boy, pronounced dead at the scene. Theetge confirmed that several juveniles were among the victims, but their ages and identities are currently unknown.
Three victims were transported to Cincinnati Children’s, including one with life-threatening injuries. On Saturday morning, the hospital reported that two of these patients remain in the same condition, while one was discharged overnight.
Two other victims were taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center and have since been released post treatment.
Describing the shooting as ‘absolutely unacceptable’, Theetge expressed her concern about the incident where six people were shot on a Friday night. She also revealed that police currently have no suspects or leads on what might have triggered the shooting but assured there’s no ongoing threat to the community.
Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval expressed his shock and grief over the incident on social media, acknowledging the fear, trauma, and anger felt by the West End community following this horrific event.
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