Two people were killed and another wounded in a shooting after an attempted robbery inside a Kenwood hotel Friday night.
Authorities first responded to a report of a shooting around 10:15 p.m. Fifteen Hamilton County Sheriff's Office vehicles ringed the entrance to the Hampton Inn on Ronald Reagan Drive, across Interstate 71 from Kenwood Towne Centre, by 11.
The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office identified the victims as 15-year-old Ja'Quan D. Howard and 20-year-old Taymar A. Jones.
#BREAKING This is Ja’Quan Howard, 15. He was shot and killed at a Kenwood Hotel along with Taymar Jones, 20.— Jasmine Minor (@jasmineminortv) November 2, 2019
Photo is Howard, via family. His father says, “He was kind, a good boy. He just got invited to the wrong party.”
He is the 10th teen to be killed since May 30. @WCPO pic.twitter.com/waDnWyHzKK
An 18-year-old who was shot in the foot was treated and released from the hospital, police said.
Investigators said 10-12 people were in the room where the shooting happened, and all fled the scene.
#BREAKING Two people were shot and killed at the Hampton Inn across the street from Kenwood mall.— Jasmine Minor (@jasmineminortv) November 2, 2019
I’m told there was a party on the 4th floor in one room. 10-12 people were in the room when the shooting happened. All fled the scene. @WCPO pic.twitter.com/St6STnYcTL
The investigation is still ongoing.