Cincinnati police confirm four people are dead and at least 19 were wounded following four shootings late Saturday and Sunday morning.
Three of the shootings happened within just 90 minutes of each other, police say.
Police arrived at Lincoln and Gilbert Avenue in Walnut Hills on Saturday night around 11pm and found that three people were injured in a shooting in the Over-the-Rhine area of Cincinnati.
Officers were then dispatched to the 700 block of Chalfonte Place just a few blocks over from the first shooting at 12.34 am Sunday morning with reports of multiple people shot.
However, only one person was found on arrival. He was named as Antonio Blair, 21, who died in hospital from his injuries.
Investigators later learned three others had been shot but survived.
Police officers were then again called to a third shooting at 2.15 am to 70 East McMicken Avenue where they found one victim dead at the scene from gunshot wounds.
Another victim was taken to Cincinnati Medical Center where he died from his injuries. The two victims in the shooting have been identified as Robert Rogers, 34, and Jaquiez Grant, 30. At least eight other people were reportedly injured in the shooting.
A fourth shooting then occurred at 7.44am Sunday morning on 1500 block of Linn Street in the West End. Myron Green, 39, was found dead at the scene when police arrived.
Pastor Rev. Peterson Mingo who lives near where the shootings happened spoke on the situation.
“There were about 300 people there. So we went about gathering information from those who were there and even talking to hospital personnel,” the Rev. Mingo said.
“You never can predict this and it’s upsetting, definitely upsetting, because I saw a lot of people at the hospital who I knew, knew their families and even knew the deceased in passing. It’s disturbing. It lets us know there’s more work to be done.”
Reverand Mingo of Christ Temple Full Gospel Baptist Church said he went to the U.C. Medical Center to help the victim’s loved ones.
Chief Eliot Isaac of the Cincinnati Police Department says the gun violence and damage to the city’s neighborhoods is unacceptable.
“We must not sit by silently and say we can’t do anything to end gun violence. We all have a moral obligation to stop the violence and stop the killing in our communities,” Isaac said.
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