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Victim of multiple gunshots falls dead in street

Posted at 3:05 PM, Jan 29, 2016

CINCINNATI – A man shot multiple times fell dead Friday afternoon on a street in the city's Bond Hill neighborhood.

The victim, later identified as Cameron Tyler Clemmons, was shot about five times in front of an apartment building on Franklin Avenue near Oakdale Avenue, Capt. Paul Broxterman said. 

Clemmons, 24, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Cincinnati Police Department's Homicide Unit.

Bond Hill Elementary School, a few blocks away, was temporarily placed on lockdown.

"It's not normal to be in the middle of your school day and they tell you it's on lockdown. But that sad part about it? This is normal for them," said Tony Hill, an outreach coordinator with the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission.

Aristen Owens was inside her home with her newborn baby and grandmother when she heard gunshots. Instantly, she said, they dropped to the floor.

"I just didn't want to get shot -- I didn't want any bullets flying in my house," Owens said.

Police were working to identify a suspect, but did not recover a weapon. Homicide investigators were called to the scene.

"We will continue to canvass the area just to see if we have any witnesses to the office, and naturally, the physical evidence will be submitted for analysis," Broxterman said.