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Early morning shooting in West End leads to shutdown of two I-75 ramps

Ramps were closed for several hours
Cincinnati police responded to reports of a shooting early Thursday morning on Western Avenue. The photo shows a police vehicle in the foreground and another vehicle with its doors open in the background.
Posted at 10:50 AM, Oct 07, 2021

CINCINNATI — An early morning shooting in Cincinnati's West End neighborhood resulted in the closure of two southbound I-75 ramps for several hours Thursday.

The shooting was reported shortly before 6:30 a.m. Thursday at 1401 Western Ave., according to the Cincinnati Police Department.

A 56-year-old woman and 39-year-old man told police their vehicle was fired upon by a man they didn't know, according to a statement issued to the media.

"This is an isolated incident; we believe it was a dispute between two parties," a Cincinnati police spokesperson wrote in the statement. "The investigation is ongoing."

The Ohio Department of Transportation's Cincinnati office announced at 7:15 a.m. that southbound I-75 ramps for Ezzard Charles Drive and Western Avenue/Liberty Street would be closed for several hours because of police activity.

Police say the ramps have reopened.