Police identify suspect in Christmas Day Westwood shooting

CINCINNATI - A woman was killed in a Christmas Day shooting in Westwood and police have identified a suspect believed to be involved.

An arrest warrant for Byron Frazier, 27, was issued Wednesday morning.

The shooting happened at approximately 7:40 p.m. Tuesday outside a home in the 3000 block of Penrose Avenue.

Police say they found the 20-year-old victim, Kyila Shields, dead when they arrived at the scene.

A man was also shot in the incident and sent to UC Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the head. Police said Wednesday he was treated and released with non life-threatening injuries. His idenity has not been released.

Police say the suspect fled the location in a Hyundai. Police believe the shooting might be tied to an incident at Westwood-Northern Boulevard.

Extra units were also called to the scene to control a crowd that gathered around the shooting scene.

If you have any information about this incident, please call Crime Stoppers at (513) 352-3040. Text tips to CRIMES (2-7-4-6-3-7) with "CINTip:" at the beginning of the message. You don't have to give your name and you may be eligible for a reward if your tips lead to an arrest.

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