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Sisters charged in BB gun shootings of people experiencing homelessness surrender to police

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Posted at 3:25 PM, Jun 07, 2021

CINCINNATI — Sisters Brittany and Kelsey Hopper turned themselves in to police Tuesday after being accused of driving around Over-the-Rhine last week and shooting at homeless people with a BB gun, hitting some while they slept, according to Cincinnati police.

The Cincinnati Police Department announced their surrender in a Facebook post Tuesday.

The pair were identified Monday afternoon in a news release from the Cincinnati Police Department, which had been searching for them since the day of the attacks. Although both women — 29-year-old Brittany and 28-year-old Kelsey — have been charged with assault, neither had been arrested by the time police released their names.

“We are hopeful that Brittany and Kelsey Hopper do the right thing and turn themselves into District One,” a police spokesperson tweeted. “Thank you again for helping us ID those responsible in last week's incredibly senseless crimes.”

The assaults were recorded by cameras on the scene, and the recordings led police to the car the Hoppers had been driving: A tan sedan with a mismatched hood. The Hoppers spray-painted the hood to match the rest at some point over the weekend, police said, likely hoping to avoid detection.

It didn’t work. The car was impounded Monday afternoon.

Police noted that the pair may have additional victims who did not report the assaults on the day they happened.

“We are asking the public to continue to come forward if they were shot by a BB gun in the early morning hours of June 3,” police wrote in a news release.