Bullets narrowly missed 1-year-old in Northside shooting

Posted at 10:22 PM, Mar 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-03 07:55:13-05

CINCINNATI -- Gunfire interrupted a family dinner Tuesday night in Northside.

Dominique Davis and her family members weren't among the six people injured in the shooting, which took place when a person opened fire into a block of apartments on Casey Drive, but the 18 bullets that burst into her apartment sent Davis, her fiance and their year-old son diving for cover.

"(My fiance) had to snatch me and the baby down to the ground and just hold us while everything was just flying through," she said.

The apartment block went quiet when the gunfire stopped, she said. Then her neighbors began to scream.

Some of those neighbors -- a 16-year-old boy and 18-year-old woman among them -- had been shot. Their injuries were considered non-life-threatening.

The only damage in Davis' apartment was to furniture, but she recognized that it could have been much worse. She said Thursday night that she was especially concerned for her son.

"There's a lot of kids that live here," she said. "I would think that people would start thinking before they start shooting."

Police said Tuesday night that they were searching for the person or people behind the shooting. Authorities encouraged anyone with information about the incident to contact Crimestoppers at 352-3040.

Davis said she was searching for a new place to stay in the meantime.

"My baby's not even allowed crawling around out here," she said, gesturing to the places the bullets had hit. "I'm too afraid. My baby's life would have been gone."