Newlywed husband critically injured in 'random' shooting

CORRYVILLE, OH (FOX19) - Police are investigating a shooting outside of a bar in Corryville Monday night where a newlywed husband was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Police received a call of shots fired at the corner of Charlton Street and Glendora Avenue around 9:30 p.m. Monday night. The shots happened right outside the Holy Grail bar in Corryville.

Police say a husband and wife who had only been married for about a month were walking from the Walgreens in Corryville to the LaRosa's on Short Vine when two men wearing black jumped out and robbed them.

The husband, James Barnes, 25, was shot two times in the neck. He was taken to University Hospital in critical condition. Police say he will suffer "lifelong complications" from his injuries. His wife, Mahogany Barnes, 28, was not injured.

Police are calling the incident a "random crime." Police are still searching for the suspects.

The victims are not affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, but the school issued a crime alert because the incident happened near campus.

"The robbery highlights the need for caution in some of the neighborhoods surrounding campus, particularly at night," the alert says. "UC and Cincinnati police operate additional patrols focusing on the areas around the Clifton campus in the evening."

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