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Shocked neighbors watch 19-year-old Shon Walker shot to death on Hamilton street

Surveillance cameras record killing
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Posted at 5:25 AM, Jun 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-28 19:31:35-04

HAMILTON, Ohio — Quin Zinser and his shocked neighbors say they saw a 19-year-old gunned down in broad daylight on their street Thursday.

And several surveillance cameras captured it all.

They said the victim, Shon Walker, was riding his bike down East Avenue. The video shows two others on bikes come by 30 seconds later. By then Walker was standing on the sidewalk.

They get off their bikes next to Walker. One pulls out a handgun and shoots Walker several times.

"Next thing I know I hear a cuss word and about five or 10 gunshots," Zinser said.

Then the pair takes off on their bicycles.

"A little too close for comfort, that's for sure," Zinser said.

Within minutes, calls flooded 9-1-1.

"There's a man who just got shot out here. A young boy! a young boy!"

"Ma'am, I just watched two young men on bicycles unload a gun on this young gentleman out here. He's laying on the ground. I don't know if he's conscious or not."

Zinser said shootings are becoming all too common in his Hamilton neighborhood.

"It pretty much became a normal thing around here. Unfortunately these kids, they'd rather just go to the gun. I've seen it about four times since I've been in this neighborhood," Zinser said.

People were out there Friday lighting candles and leaving balloons. They grieved for Walker and said he was a good guy.


"Always made everybody smile. I never had a bad day with him. Never," said Rebecca Humphrey, who lives around the block from the shooting scene.

"That's a child!" she said. "I'm not going to get that out of my head. That is a child."

Humphrey said she hopes neighbors can work together to stop the shootings.

"I just hope the community comes together because that's what it's going to take - our community to be strong," she said.

After watching Walker killed, Zinser was having second thoughts about where he’s living.

"As far as raising kids here? I may have to take a double look at that and move somewhere else," he said.

On social media, police Chief Craig Bucheit called this a "targeted attack" and says they are pursuing multiple suspects.

Anyone with information should call the Detective Section at 513-868-5811 ext. 2002.