According to Cincinnati police, a shooting occurred in the West End on Friday night that resulted in the death of an 11-year-old and the hospitalization of five other individuals.
According to the police chief Teresa Theetge , at approximately 9:30 p.m., they received a call of shots being fired at the 700 block of Bent Drive.
Six persons had been shot when police arrived on the site, according to the police. Additionally, police announced on Saturday that three people were transferred to Children’s Hospital Medical Centre and two victims were sent to University Hospital. Their medical status was not verified.
According to Theetge, when the cops got there, they discovered a single, male victim dead.
Authorities said on Saturday that, one victim at Children’s Hospital is receiving life-threatening medical attention.
Children’s hospital did verify on Friday night that they had received three youngsters with “critical but stable” gunshot wounds.
The identities and ages of those hurt have not been made public.
The facts of the Friday night shooting and the perpetrator are still unknown, according to Terri Theetge, the chief of police in Cincinnati.
“This is absolutely unacceptable in our city, unacceptable, that on a Friday night, six people were shot in one incident,” the chief of police stated.
Aftab Pureval, the mayor of Cincinnati, condemned the shootings and vowed to pursue justice.
“There was a terrible catastrophe in the West End tonight. Kids were fired upon. There was at least one fatality. Unfathomable trauma, terror, and rage are being experienced by our friends and neighbours “Late on Friday, Pureval shared .
“I’m requesting your prayers right now. As our officers continue their investigation, we’ll keep you informed. But I can assure you that we will do all in our power to bring justice to those who are victims of this horrific, senseless atrocity,” he added.
The matter is currently being looked into by the investigation team.
At the CIS Building on Linn Street on Sunday at 2:00 p.m., Cincinnati Police Chief Teresa Theetge, Mayor Aftab Pureval, and City Manager Sheryl Long will hold a press conference.