Love triangle blamed for shooting near school

Posted at 7:19 PM, Sep 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-16 19:19:07-04

CINCINNATI -- A love triangle was blamed for a shooting outside a Cincinnati elementary school in College Hill on Wednesday.

Pleasant Hill Academy was briefly put on lockdown, officials said. No one at the school was hurt, but it was a dangerous situation, police said.

"It's very dangerous [at] 9 o'clock in the morning. The kids were just coming into Pleasant Hill School here. A lot of traffic going in and out, a lot of foot traffic also, when bullets start flying right next to the school here, it's very dangerous. Anybody could have been struck," Lt. Dan Ogilvie said.

District 5 officers said the shooting happened about 9:30 a.m. in the 1300 block of West North Bend Road at the Sunrise Apartment Homes.

School administrators said they were outside when the shooting happened and heard the gunfire. Officials said they rushed the children in and called 911.

Classes went on as normal and the lockdown order was lifted by about 10:40 a.m.

Officials at nearby McAuley High School said they were aware of the situation but were notified that they did not need to initiate a lock down procedure.

The victim was shot twice -- once in an arm and once in a leg. The 30-year-old man’s condition has not been released.

Investigators said they believe two men were shooting at each other in the apartment complex parking lot. They later received information that a boyfriend and girlfriend were meeting with the girl's ex-boyfriend before the shooting.

The suspected shooter was last seen leaving the area in a maroon full-size van. The girlfriend was being questioned by police.