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Police: People seen on video shooting BB gun at people experiencing homelessness

CPD releases more surveillance video, asks for help identifying suspects
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Posted at 10:27 AM, Jun 04, 2021

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Police Department is asking the public to help identify a group of people police said shot a BB gun at people experiencing homelessness in Over-The-Rhine.

On Friday, police released the video from the early Thursday morning attack near 1615 Republic St.

In the video, a light-colored, four-door sedan pulls up to the curb, where three people are sitting and sleeping on the sidewalk.

A person inside the vehicle, wearing a black shirt, pulls out a BB gun and appears to shoot at the people on the sidewalk. Later in the video, another person in the vehicle, wearing a shirt with light sleeves and a red cuff, also appears to shoot the BB gun at the people on the curb.

Police said the suspects also targeted homeless people "throughout OTR" Thursday morning, with attacks reported at Gest Street, Corwine Avenue at East McMicken Avenue, and 7th Street at Plum Street.

Cincinnati Police later released more surveillance video of three suspects and their vehicle.

Video: Suspects who shot BB gun at people who are homeless

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call the Cincinnati Police Department.