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Walnut Hills shooting turns to a homicide investigation

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Samuel L. Brooks (Source: Cincinnati Police Department) Samuel L. Brooks (Source: Cincinnati Police Department)

A Friday morning shooting in Walnut Hills has now turned into a homicide investigation.

Police were called to the 800 block of Oak street around 10:30 a.m. Samuel L. Brooks, 29, was found with a gunshot wound outside of an apartment building. He was taken to University Hospital where he later died.

According to police, the victim was sitting on his porch when a white Chevy Prism drove by and fired shots.

This shooting was the first of three shootings that happened Friday. Seven hours after the first shooting, a person was taken into police custody.

The second shooting happened in the 900 block of Burton Avenue in Avondale just after Noon. The victim was taken to the hospital by a private vehicle, a blue minivan which was involved in a hit and skip on the way to the hospital.

The driver in the vehicle that was sideswiped was not injured. The victim in this shooting is at University Hospital with life threatening injuries. There is no word on if the first and second shootings are related.

The third shooting happened just after 2 p.m. in the 700 block of East McMillan, which is about 700 feet away from the first shooting. Initial reports state the victim has been shot in the leg and taken to University Hospital.

According to police, the suspect in the third shooting left the crime scene and drove to a house in the 800 block of Oak, across the street from the first shooting. Initial reports stated that police were in a standoff with the person inside the home.

After an hour, police brought a man out of the house, without handcuffs, and placed him in a police cruiser. They spoke to him and let him go back into the house. A short time later, police went back into the home and took the man into custody.

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 513-352-3040.

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