CINCINNATI -- An 18-year-old man was killed late Monday night after a shooting in Westwood, Cincinnati Police Homicide Unit detectives confirm.
Tremayne Amison Jr., 18, was shot on Werk Road near Boudinot Avenue. He was taken to Mercy Franciscan Hospital at about 10:52 p.m., and he died after he was transferred to University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
"That's just so young," neighbor Matt Brodbeck said. "He never a chance to grow up, never had a chance to get married. That's the kind of thing you don't think about when you're 18. You think you're invincible, but you're not."
Brodbeck said he heard the gunshots and called 911. Another neighbor, Drew Walker, said the shooting left him shaken.
"It is scary," Walker said. "I'm glad I wasn't outside when it happened."
It's the second fatal shooting in less than three weeks for a normally quiet part of Westwood, Cincinnati's largest neighborhood. On Sept. 22, Alexander Chatman Sr. was shot and killed on Glenmore Avenue. Cincinnati police released two sketches of men sought in connection with Chatman's death.
Through Oct. 1, there had been 20 homicides in Cincinnati Police District Three, which includes Westwood and most of the city's West Side. That's a 33 percent increase over the same period last year.
Cincinnati police asked anyone with information about the shootings to call the department's Homicide Unit at 513-352-3542 or Crimestoppers at 513-352-3040. Tips can also be texted to CRIMES (274637) with "CINTIP" plus the message.