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CPD: 3 people shot in OTR, 1 in critical condition

Police said a fourth person was grazed by shrapnel.
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Posted at 10:50 PM, Jun 25, 2023

CINCINNATI — Three people were shot in Over-the-Rhine Sunday evening near the intersection of 13th and Clay Street, according to Cincinnati police.

Two of the shooting victims were transported to UC Medical Center in stable condition, however one of the victims was said to have suffered critical injuries, per police on scene. Police said a fourth person was grazed by shrapnel but refused treatment.

The shooting occurred around 9:30 p.m. in a busy area of OTR. Police were seen canvassing the area as they investigated the shootings.

The triple shooting happened a few blocks away from Ziegler Park. Gun violence prevention advocate Mitch Morris says his team has been focusing on the area, trying to show people they don't need a gun to solve their issues.

“Ziegler park, we’ve been down there doing outreach three days a week, trying to stay in front of it. It’s really about prevention and education, so we're trying to get in front of this thing and in problem areas we try to talk to them and show them something different," Morris said.

He added they are also trying to educate people in the area what it means to carry a gun and the consequences of pulling the trigger.

“So, many guns out here in these streets right now and they’re so available for people. The kids, a lot of kids are getting ahold of guns. The wrong people are getting ahold of the guns and they’re reacting violently with these guns. At some way, some point we got to stay in front of it and trying to show them another way other than running around with these guns, hurting people," he said.

If you have any tips or information on this shooting please contact Cincinnati Police District 1 at 513-352-3505 or CrimeStoppers at 513-352-3040.

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