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1 dead, 2 innocent bystanders hurt in more Cincinnati shootings

(Cincinnati police a homicide in North Avondale late Monday. (IFOX19 NOW/Dave Smith) (Cincinnati police a homicide in North Avondale late Monday. (IFOX19 NOW/Dave Smith)
Robin Pearl (Provided by Cincinnati police) Robin Pearl (Provided by Cincinnati police)
Joshua Maxton (Provided by Cincinnati police) Joshua Maxton (Provided by Cincinnati police)
Two innocent bystanders were shot in Carthage early Tuesday, Cincinnati police said. (FOX19 NOW/Jessica Brown) Two innocent bystanders were shot in Carthage early Tuesday, Cincinnati police said. (FOX19 NOW/Jessica Brown)
NORTH AVONDALE, OH (FOX19) - Violence shows no signs of letting up in Cincinnati with an 18-year-old woman dead and two innocent bystanders hurt in separate shootings overnight.

The shootings come as Cincinnati city and police leaders launch a 90-day plan to try to reduce violence with shootings at a 10-year high less than two months before hundreds of thousands of people converge Downtown for the All-Star Game.

Robin Pearl was gunned down inside a sport utility vehicle in the 900 block of Burton Avenue in North Avondale just after 8 p.m. Monday, Cincinnati police homicide investigators said.

She was one of three people inside the car when police say Joshua Maxton, 26, fired at the vehicle. Police have not said if she was the intended victim, or if Maxton was allegedly targeting someone else.

After the shooting, Maxton fled the scene. 

The driver of the vehicle Pearl was riding in drove to Dakota Avenue nearby and stopped. Pearl was pronounced dead there. 

The other two people in the SUV were not hurt and cooperated with police, said Lt. Tim Brown, the night chief.

Investigators tracked Maxton down and arrested him on a murder charge. He is held at the Hamilton County jail without bond and scheduled to face a judge Tuesday.

He has been convicted of trafficking in cocaine twice in Hamilton County since 2007, court records show.

Then, just before 3 a.m. Tuesday, two innocent bystanders were shot in the area of Vine Street and 72nd Street near the Buckets Bienvenidos bar, Brown said.

Two men were shooting - one from a white BMW sport utility vehicle and the other from the sidewalk - when a man, 26, and woman, 21, were hit while walking nearby. The woman was hit by shrapnel to her back and buttocks; the man was shot in the right leg, Brown said.

Both were taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center and are expected to recover. The woman was released by 5:30 a.m. She told FOX19 NOW she was still shaken up.

"All I knew was I felt my back on fire and I didn't even know I got shot at first and then I touched my back and it was drenched in blood," she said. "I just think I was at the wrong place in the wrong time around the wrong people. We were just coming out of the bar and we got caught in the crossfire."

She said a third person was also shot in the crossfire, and that person drove himself to the hospital, but police have not confirmed that.

Investigators said they are not sure if the gunmen were firing at each other, or if they were shooting at someone else.

They fled the scene and remain at large. No arrests were made, but investigators hope to learn more about the incident after reviewing video surveillance footage from at least one nearby business.

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