A shooting victim was found with several gunshot wounds in the 3600 block of Reading Road early Wednesday. (FOX19 NOW/Adam Schrand)
The crime scene covers a wide area of the neighborhood. (FOX19 NOW/Miranda Del Pozo)
Homicide investigators shut down Reading Road at Gholson Avenue to examine evidence in the street. (FOX19 NOW/Miranda Del Pozo)
AVONDALE, OH (FOX19) -
Family and friends of a teen found shot to death in Avondale gathered to remember him in a candlelight vigil Thursday.
Diondre Callionn Pacak, 18, was gunned down early Wednesday near the Hirsch Recreation Center baseball fields on Reading Road.
Ironically, the facility is one of two designated juvenile curfew centers that serve as safe havens for teens in Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell's 90-day plan to reduce violence.
"He had his mistakes and he had his flaws, but he was still Dre. Everybody loved him, at the end of the day," said Jordan Preston, who attended the vigil. "It's just sad that we all got to be out here doing this for something so irrelevant. He really wasn't about that at all - about being in the streets. None of that."
Pacak's body was found with several gunshot wounds to his upper body about 7 a.m. Wednesday when an officer responded to a report of a person down in a backyard in the 3600 block of Reading Road.
The crime scene was large, spanning an entire city block. At one point, homicide detectives shut down Reading Road when they found casings in the middle of it near Gholson Avenue.
The body was one of two men shot in the same area early Wednesday. On Thursday, police released an incident report that links both incidents as a double shooting.
A second victim is now listed on the report of Pacak's death: a 21-year-old man who told officers he was shot by one of five men during a street robbery in the 3600 block of Reading Road about 12:30 a.m.
He managed to run about a block before collapsing with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. He is expected to recover, the report states.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers: 513- 352-3040.