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CPD: 1 dead, 2 hospitalized after shooting in East Price Hill

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Posted at 12:35 PM, Jun 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-21 22:20:30-04

CINCINNATI — Three people were shot, one fatally, on the corner of West Eighth Street and McPherson Avenue Monday morning.

The attack in East Price Hill was Cincinnati’s fourth fatal shooting of the last 10 days.

According to police, officers responded to the scene around 11 a.m. and discovered three people shot. Thomas Sims II, 29, was taken to the hospital where he died. The other two are still in the hospital .

Officers said Monday night they had no information about a possible suspect in the attack. They declined to release the name of the dead victim pending notification of his family.

Thirty-six people, including the victims of the East Price Hill shooting, have been shot in Cincinnati in June, according to data collected by the city. Eight of them have died.

Some of these shootings have injured children. On June 12, during a shooting in a convenience store parking lot, bullets struck 8-year-old Marcellus Whitehead in the head and leg.

Whitehead remains in a medically induced coma. His mother, Marcella Thompson, has publicly expressed her desire for suspect Darius Harris Jr. to face a harsh punishment.

"I want his family to feel what I feel,” she said while standing outside Cincinnati Children’s Hospital on June 15. “I do, and I want justice.”

The year 2021 has still been less deadly, month for month, than 2020.

Forty-nine people were killed in Cincinnati by June 21, 2020. Thirty-nine have died in homicides since the new year.