Gun violence continues with 2 shootings on Sunday in Over-the-Rhine

Man shot near Walnut and Liberty streets
OTR shooting is city's 3rd homicide in 4 days
Posted at 1:18 PM, Feb 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-20 14:34:44-05

CINCINNATI -- A surge in gun violence continued Sunday afternoon in Over-the-Rhine, when a man was shot near Liberty and Walnut streets.

Trevor Tiemann

Trevor Tiemann, 26, was shot at about 12:11 p.m. Sunday and taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in critical condition. He later died from his injuries.

When a Shell employee heard shots ring out Sunday afternoon, she dropped to the floor behind the counter.

“It’s real bad down here, it’s got me so nervous ... I have a daughter,” she said. “It is pitiful. Enough is enough ... I’ve got to protect myself. I’ve got a baby to live for."

It was at least the eighth shooting in the city since late last week including a non-fatal shooting at about 5:30 a.m. Sunday on East McMicken Street in Over-the-Rhine.

Lt. Steve Saunders, a Cincinnati Police Department spokesman, said officers had a vague description of the shooter.

Cincinnati police investigate a shooting near Walnut and Liberty streets in Over-the-Rhine on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. Photo by Lot Tan | WCPO

On Thursday, Casey Roby, 24, was found shot dead in a car in Mount Auburn. Two hours later and two miles away in North Avondale, police found 47-year-old Pamela Hacker in an apartment suffering from a shot to the chest. She died on the way to the hospital.

Then Friday, a woman was injured by broken glass as she was sitting in a vehicle that was shot multiple times on Vine Street near Liberty in Over-the-Rhine, police said.

Early Saturday, someone was shot in the foot after a bar fight Downtown. And Sunday morning, gunfire injured another person near East McMicken Avenue in Over-the-Rhine.

By Thursday, there had been 57 gunshot victims in Cincinnati this year, compared to 31 during the same period last year. Those figures don't include this weekend's shootings.

Some residents said they were fed up and marched through Mount Auburn on Saturday.

"I don't know how to feel," said Anita Campbell, the mother of a shooting victim. "I don't know what I'm feeling. I just know my heart aches -- a lot."

Campbell's 28-year-old son, Donald Campbell, was shot dead in a car Tuesday.

So far, police have not connected any of the incidents.