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Man shot to death in Beechmont Avenue apartment identified

Bullet almost hit child in adjacent apartment
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Posted at 1:38 PM, Jul 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-21 21:34:35-04

CINCINNATI — Police say they are seeking a known suspect in a fatal shooting in Mount Washington shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday.

The victim, later identified by authorities as 29-year-old Kevin Smith, was shot inside the Ridgeview Apartments in the 5400 block of Beechmont Avenue.

A bullet went through the wall and almost hit a child in another apartment, police Lt. Steve Saunders said in a briefing with reporters at the scene.

"We're very fortunate we didn't have an additional tragedy on top of this homicide situation," Saunders said.

Police believe the victim was targeted and they don't think there is a threat to anyone else in the area at this time, Saunders said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040.