Norwood police seek man wanted in Saturday shooting

NORWOOD, Ohio -- Police seek the whereabouts of a man wanted for a shooting that took place Saturday afternoon in Norwood.

Officers say Kenny Townsend, 23, is wanted for two counts of felonious assault for the shooting of a 21-year-old man just before 5 p.m. near the intersections of Silver Street and Lawn Avenue. Townsend is considered armed and dangerous.

A second unidentified man is also sought in the incident.

The victim was transported to University of Cincinnati Medical Center. His condition was not released.

Lt. Tom Fallon with the Norwood Police Department released detailed descriptions Saturday of Townsend and the second suspect.

The first suspect is described as a black male with a "very dark complexion" who is in his early to mid 20s. He’s between 5-foot-5 and 5-foot-9 and goes by the street name “Chip,” according to Fallon.

At the time of the shooting, the suspect had a goatee and was wearing a red baseball cap, a black T-shirt and was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun, according to a release from Norwood police.

Fallon said the suspect used to live in Winton Terrace and still has family living in the area.

The second suspect is described as a  22-year-old, 5-foot-9-inches tall, light skinned male with full sleeve tattoos on both arms wearing a black T-shirt and a light colored "fishing type hat" with a brim all around the hat. The man was armed with a 9mm semi-automatic handgun.

Anyone with information on this shooting are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040 or Norwood Police at 513-458-4520.  

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