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CINCINNATI - A man is expected to survive after being shot in Eden Park Sunday evening.

Police say the incident took place near Mirror Lake at about 6:30 p.m.

The suspect is described as a black male wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt. Police say he fled the scene in an older model white Toyota Camry.

Additional details about the suspect have not been released.

The victim, a male whose identity has not been released, is being treated for injuries at a local hospital. Police say he is expected to be OK.

Dustin Kramer and Samantha Gibson had just arrived at the park to enjoy the weather when the shooting started.

"It was so scary he was shooting into a group of people," Kramer said.

Gibson said five shots were fired and there could have been other victims.

"It could have easily gotten someone else, any of the other bullets could've. Luckily no one was hurt," Gibson said.

Lt. Michael Fern of the Cincinnati Police Department said there were a quite a few people in the park at the time of the shooting so the likelihood of someone else being shot was high.

He also said the size of the crowd means there could also be quite a few witnesses.

"Lot of people in the park," Lt. Fern said. "We're trying to sift through a lot of things and trying to identify a lot of witnesses."

The shooting remains under investigation.

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