Police investigating fatal shooting in Avondale

Police investigating fatal shooting in Avondale
Posted at 1:30 PM, Apr 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-03 18:30:18-04

CINCINNATI -- A 22-year-old man died after he was shot in Avondale Tuesday.

The shooting occurred on Hickory Street near Harvey Avenue at about 12:25 p.m. 

Police identified the victim as Rashon Watson Jr. 

Someone drove Watson to University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he died from his injuries, Lt. Steve Saunders said. 

Police believe the shooting may have happened inside a vehicle because it did not activate the Shot Spotter system, which alerts police to the sound of a gunshot. The investigation is continuing.

This was the third shooting in Avondale this year, according to Saunders.

"Avondale has seen great strides in reducing shootings," he said. "The police department has done a nice job of working with the community in trying to reduce shootings in this neighborhood, and we've seen a lot of progress."

Saunders asked anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040.