CINCINNATI - A SWAT team was called to assist in searching for shooting suspects in a Roselawn apartment complex, after a person was shot in the leg Tuesday afternoon.
The shooting happened around 2:45 p.m. in the 7100 block of Eastlawn Drive just off of Losantiville Avenue in Roselawn.
The victim is described as a 40-year-old black man. He was shot in the leg and was transported to University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The victim's identity has not been released.
Police said they believed the suspects went to an apartment on Eastlawn Drive, and shut the area down to pedestrian traffic while they and the SWAT team searched for the perpetrators.
After more than four hours of searching the apartment complex, police say the suspects were not found. At this time, police say two suspects remain at large. One person was taken into custody, however, no details on the arrest have been released.
A description of the suspects is not available at this time.
"He's a good man, he doesn't deserve this," said Deshawn Bromfield, a friend of the victim.
Bromfield, who goes by the street name New York, said he heard about the shooting through Facebook.
"Don't let me find out if you did it, and I know you see me, I'm not hiding my face, everyone out here know New York, I'm not playing," said Bromfield.
Aaron Pullins, from the Cincinnati Initiative to Reduce Violence, talked to Bromfield in hopes of avoiding retaliation.
"People are fed up with it, the shooting, the killing, it must stop," said Pullins.
The Cincinnati Leadership Academy school is nearby the area that was shut down, and the school held all students who would walk home for the day as a precaution.
The motive for the shooting remains under investigation.
Stay with 9 News and WCPO.com for more information as it becomes available.
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