CINCINNATI — Multiple police agencies are investigating four shootings in the Greater Cincinnati area in less than 24 hours. In total, five people have been hospitalized and one person has died in shootings in Cincinnati, Fairfield and Delhi.
Cincinnati Police said a teenager was killed in a shooting in South Fairmount Saturday night. Officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 1500 block of Queen City Ave. around 10:30 p.m. Kristopher Teetor, 17, was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he later died.
Teetor's death marks Cincinnati's 81st homicide in 2021. There have been no arrests in connection to the shooting.
Hours later, officers with the Fairfield Police Department responded to a shooting at Lugnutz Bar and Grill. Police said they found two people shot when they arrived, and a third person was taken to the hospital separately. There was no word on any of the victims' conditions or any possible suspects.
One man was taken to the hospital Sunday after a shooting in Northside. Cincinnati Police said officers found a man shot on Casey Drive around noon. Police said they were still looking for a suspect.
Mitch Morris with Cincinnati Works Phoenix Program said getting calls about shootings are never easy — but the Northside shooting hits close to home. The activist working to prevent gun violence said he is friends with the family of the man shot on Casey Drive.
"I've seen too many tragedies, too many people laying out there dead," Morris said. "It's senseless."
Morris said the violent weekend adds to the hurt and outrage already growing in the community, saying it needs to end for the sake of the children who live in the area.
"We got to stay encouraged and protect the babies as our child do the right thing," Morris said. "We got to protect them, let them know that they're safe — keep going to school, stay motivated, keep doing what you you've been doing."
The Delhi Police Department has arrested one man after he allegedly shot his brother Sunday afternoon. Police said 23-year-old Wayne "Wes" Ross III was charged with attempted murder after shooting his 26-year-old brother on Ivyhill Drive. The victim was taken to the hospital and is in surgery.