21-year-old student knocked out after fistfight in downtown Cincinnati

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CINCINNATI - An injured woman found at Sixth and Vine streets on Friday was knocked out after a fistfight between two groups of women, said Cincinnati police Sgt. Julian Johnson.

A total of four women were involved in the incident after a concert at Fountain Square at approximately 10:30 p.m., Johnson said. The 21-year-old victim suffered a concussion and was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center. She is listed as a student, according to the police report.

One of the women tried to break up the altercation between the two groups when a punch was thrown, injuring the victim, Johnson said.

A friend of the victim reported to officers the fight started for no reason and “the group of girls started kicking and punching” the victim, the report read in part.

No arrests have been made, although police will comb over surveillance video from the area, Johnson said.

Initial reports indicated up to 10 people may have been involved in the melee.

Johnson said the MidPoint Indie Summer concert was wrapping up and the fans from the Reds game were filtering through downtown.

“There were a lot of people in the area,” Johnson said.

Through July 13, there have been 13 aggravated assaults compared to five this time last year, according to the latest Cincinnati police statistics available. There were also five aggravated assaults for the same time period in 2011.

Total violent crime in the Central Business District – homicide, rape, aggravated assault and robbery – is up 15 percent compared to this time last year, and up 26 percent over a two-year period.

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