EVANSTON — A teenager was shot and killed in Evanston Wednesday afternoon, prompting a lockout at nearby Walnut Hills High School.
Cincinnati Police said the shooting was reported around 1:30 p.m. on the 1600 block of Jonathan Avenue just off Montgomery Road. Lt. Col Lisa Davis said officers attempted to render aid at arrival, but 16-year-old Javeir Randolph was pronounced dead at the scene.
"This is happening midday," said Steve Saunders, a captain with CPD's Criminal Investigations Section. "This is the second incident within 24 hours. Quite frankly, it's infuriating that it's happening. We're upset. We feel for the community."
The lockout at Walnut Hills was issued shortly after the shooting, and ended during school dismissal at 3:00 p.m. The majority of students were off campus by 3:30 p.m.
The location of the shooting is less than a quarter mile from a drive-by shooting on Tuesday at the intersection of Montgomery Road and Clarion Avenue in Evanston. Police said it was too early to know if the two incidents are related.
"It's just so unfortunate that we're here again today and we're talking about a child who had a whole life ahead of him," said Iris Roley, community activist.
Police have not identified any suspects involved in the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to contact CPD's Homicide Unit at (513) 352-3542.