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Man killed in drive-by shooting that closed Montgomery Rd. for hours

The shooting victim was found near the I-71 ramp
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Posted at 2:35 PM, Oct 12, 2021

CINCINNATI — Montgomery Road reopened hours after police closed it to investigate a drive-by shooting that left one man dead in Evanston.

Yarsellay Sammie Sr., 39, was shot dead at the corner of Montgomery and Clarion near the I-71 ramp after 1:30 p.m., according to Cincinnati police.

The man was crossing the road in a crosswalk toward the Marathon gas station when the driver of a maroon four-door sedan driving on Montgomery from Dana Ave. "sprayed multiple bullets at the victim," police said. CPD said it's too early in the investigation to say whether the incident was targeted or not.

"It's brazen," said Emily Szink, public information officer for CPD. "And unfortunately this is something that we're seeing happen. Last night there was a homicide, it was at night ... this was in broad daylight. People are walking, people are going to the gas station, there were kids in the area. These people, obviously, do not care. They do not care about people's well-being right now."

The man was pronounced dead after being driven to University of Cincinnati Hospital by a civilian.

Police are searching for the driver of the maroon sedan and anyone with information is encouraged to call 513-352-3040.