CINCINNATI, Ohio — Tragedy struck on Friday night when an 11-year-old boy was killed and five other individuals were injured in a shooting incident, according to the Cincinnati Police Department. The incident took place around 9:20 p.m. ET in the city’s West End neighborhood. Police responded to the scene after receiving ShotSpotter alerts.
The 11-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene, while three other victims were transported to Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Among the injured, one is currently being treated for life-threatening injuries. Two additional victims were taken to University Hospital. The ages of the victims have not been disclosed.
Cincinnati Police Chief Teresa Theetge addressed the media, expressing her disappointment and promising justice. “Homicide is here working the scene so that we can gather every bit of evidence that we can gather to bring whoever’s responsible for this to justice,” Theetge stated. She emphasized the gravity of the situation, calling it “absolutely unacceptable” that six people were shot in a single incident on a Friday night.
The Cincinnati Police Department is slated to hold a press briefing on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET to address this “senseless tragedy.”
The community of Cincinnati was left devastated as news of the shooting spread throughout the city. The incident adds to a growing concern about gun violence and its impact on innocent lives. Authorities are committed to thoroughly investigating the incident in order to hold the responsible parties accountable.
As the city mourns the loss of the young victim and prays for the recovery of the injured, residents are left grappling with the harsh reality of gun violence that has plagued their community.
This tragic event highlights the devastating consequences of gun violence and the urgent need for comprehensive gun control measures. It is a stark reminder of the lives that are lost and the families torn apart by these senseless acts of violence. The community now faces the long and arduous task of healing and coming to terms with the impact of this tragedy.