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Police: 1 dead, 1 hospitalized after shooting in CUF

Halstead shooting
Posted at 7:11 PM, Apr 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-21 06:07:53-04

CINCINNATI — One man is dead and another person is hospitalized after a shooting in the CUF neighborhood Wednesday night, Cincinnati police said.

District 5 officers responded to the report of a shooting shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday in the 2500 block of Halstead Street, less than one mile from the University of Cincinnati. Police said 19-year old Wilmer Diaz was killed. One other person was taken to the hospital after being shot in the leg. Police will not release further information on the second victim.

As officers investigated the shooting, a small crowd gathered nearby. Jesse Carradine, owner of the nearby Carradine Youth Boxing Academy, said the shooting is the exact outcome he is hoping to help kids in the neighborhood avoid.

"Just make me feel sad," Carradine said. "Someone right down the street from you got murdered, it's terrible."

Carradine said his passion for mentoring children comes from the violence he sees in CUF.

"Educate your mind and get up off these streets," Carradine said. "These parents (have) got to get these kids off these streets. If they don't, this is the outcome."

Police have not released information on any suspects. CPD's investigation is ongoing.

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