Cincinnati Shootings

Police solve few shootings on most dangerous streets

Last year, in Cincinnati's inner city Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, 94 people were shot in robberies, drug deals and street disputes. But only two of the gunmen ever went to jail. That's according to an analysis of police and court records by the Cincinnati Enquirer. It finds that people who shoot others on Cincinnati's most dangerous streets are rarely caught, prosecuted or sent to jail. Players often retaliate among themselves rather than cooperate with police. Law officers say suspects use money and drugs to bribe witnesses and even victims to forget everything they know.

Police end up playing the same game day after day, starting new cases they know will probably never end in an arrest.