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Two more Cincinnati shootings overnight

Cincinnati police investigate a Roselawn shooting early Friday. (FOX19 NOW/Adam Schrand) Cincinnati police investigate a Roselawn shooting early Friday. (FOX19 NOW/Adam Schrand)
AVONDALE, OH (FOX19) - Gun violence continued in Cincinnati overnight as city leaders and police struggle to get it under control amid a 10-year shooting high.

Two men were shot in separate incidents early Friday. Both are expected to recover, and no arrests were immediately made:

  • As officers responded to a 12:30 a.m. report of shots fired at Burnett and Rockdale avenues in Avondale, a 30-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his chest walked into University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He was taken to the hospital via a private vehicle and has been shot at least once before. 
  • A man was found shot in the leg about 3 a.m. during a robbery in the parking lot of Brownstone nightclub at Reading and Summit roads in Roselawn. Two men fled, possibly in a maroon sport utility vehicle.

The shootings follow a bloody 24-hour period in the Queen City Wednesday and Thursday that saw two fatal shootings, one double non-life threatening shooting and a couple beaten, including a woman who also was stabbed.

Mayor John Cranley plans to meet with police officials Friday. 

One Cincinnati City Councilman, Christopher Smitherman, is calling for Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell to pull some officers out of specialized units and put them on the streets to quell the violence.

But Blackwell tells FOX19 NOW the answer is more community involvement.

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