Shots fired at Elder soccer field came from cemetery, police say

$2,500 reward offered
Posted at 6:54 PM, Oct 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-06 19:05:15-04

CINCINNATI - Investigators hope they're one step closer to finding the person who fired shots from a rifle into a crowd following an Elder High School soccer game last week.

Police say they now know where the shots came from - Baltimore Pike Cemetery – about two-thirds of a mile from the Panther Athletic Complex. They're still trying to determine who fired them and why.

Elder's assistant athletic director, Kevin Espelage, was shot in the leg. Two others were hurt by fragments.

Elder Principal Kurt Ruffing says he's grateful for the concern the community has shown.

"We here at Elder would like to just continue on. Most people feel like it's a safe situation," Ruffing said.

The complex is about a mile north of the school – on a hill about Quebec Road.

Police hope a $2,500 from an anonymous donor will  encourage people to come forward with information. If you know anything, call Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040.