1 killed in West End shooting, police say

Posted at 3:57 PM, Jul 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-23 23:30:56-04

CINCINNATI – One man was killed in a shooting Saturday afternoon in the West End during a day that saw three people killed and several others injured in shootings across the city, police said.

The West End shooting occurred in the 1600 block of Lockhurst Lane following an altercation shortly before 3 p.m., Lt Steve Saunders said.

Police identified the victim as 18-year-old Sh-ar Dornal.

The Homicide Unit was investigating the killing and police were searching for the shooter.

Police asked that any witnesses call Crimestoppers at 513-352-3040 or the Criminal Investigation Section at 513-352-3542.

The shooting was one of six in Cincinnati during a 24-hour period, Saunders said.


"We need to absolutely have cooperation from the community," he said. "The police cannot do it alone. We have to have help from people who live in this area who may have seen something or heard something. It's imperative."

Earlier, there was a shooting in North Fairmount at about 10:30 p.m. Friday. Then, two men were killed and two other victims were injured in a shooting at a nightclub or after-hours business on Beekman Street at about 4 a.m., police said.


Following the West End shooting Saturday afternoon, there were also shootings in the 800 block of Lexington Avenue in Avondale and at McMicken and Vine streets in Over-the-Rhine.

Police said the victim in the Avondale shooting was undergoing surgery. More details weren't immediately available.

Another shooting was reported in East Price Hill, but police said they could not find a victim at the scene.

Dorron Hunter with the Cincinnati Human Relations Committee said the whole community needs to help stop the violence.

"These are the things that we're trying to prevent," Hunter said. "We're losing our young people each and every day, and that's hard to watch."

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