Police: 2 Lincoln Heights shootings are connected

LINCOLN HEIGHTS, Ohio - Two different Lincoln Heights shootings just hours apart are connected, according to police.

A suspect shot a man two times in the 1000 block of Van Buren Street at about 11:30 p.m. Monday. Emergency crews transported the victim to an area hospital, but officials have not yet released information about his condition at this time.

Less than three hours later, officials responded to another shooting a block away. The shooting occurred at about 2:15 a.m. on Jackson Street near its intersection with Leggett Street and when authorities responded, they found several shell casings but no victim.

Officials say the two shootings are connected, but have not released information about how they are related. There are no suspects in custody with either shooting.

Police arrested one person after the shooting on Van Buren Street. When officials responded to the scene, many people crowded around the victim and police say one person, the victim's relative, refused to step away. Officials arrested the individual for misconduct.

If you have any information about this crime, please call Crime Stoppers at (513) 352-3040. Text tips to CRIMES (2-7-4-6-3-7) with "CINTip:" at the beginning of the message. You don't have to give your name and you may be eligible for a reward if your tips lead to an arrest.

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9 On Your Side Reporter Shannon Kettler contributed to this report.

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