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Avondale on alert after two shootings in two-block radius

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CINCINNATI - The Avondale neighborhood was on alert Friday evening after a pair of shootings took place within a two-block radius.

A 16-year-old male was shot in the leg at a basketball court near the intersection of Hickory Street and Harvey Avenue around 9 p.m.  

While still investigating the initial incident, police heard shots fired around 9:30 p.m. It was later determined that a female victim in her 20s was shot in 300 block of Northern Avenue in Avondale.

The woman was transported to University of Cincinnati Medical Center to be treated for gunshot wounds to at least one of her arms. She is not cooperating with the investigation, according to police.

No additional information regarding the identities of the victims is known at this time.

Police do not believe the incidents are related.

The incidents remain under investigation.

9 On Your Side and WCPO.com will update this story when more information is available.


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