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Two killed, one injured in Kenwood Hampton Inn shooting

Sheriff: Teen, man killed during attempted robbery
Posted: 11:01 PM, Nov 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-02 08:23:27-04
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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.

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.

The investigation is still ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (513) 352-3040 , or the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office at (513) 825-1500 .