Shots fired in front of Cincinnati police district

Shots fired in front of Cincinnati police district

CLIFTON, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati police said they are investigating shots fired in the road in front of the District 5 police station in Clifton Tuesday morning.

An officer working at the front desk inside the Ludlow Avenue building heard five shots just after 2:30 a.m., said Lt. Steve Saunders, police spokesman.

Five shell casings were found across the street from the district, on eastbound Ludlow Avenue, south side of the street, he said.

The building was not struck by bullets, no officers were fired at and no one was hurt, he said.

A police report on the incident states: "Unknown suspect(s) discharged a firearm in the roadway in front of 1012 Ludlow Av. and immediately left the scene in an unknown direction by an unknown means."

Cincinnati police officers are paired up on patrol until further notice after eight officers were killed in less than two weeks this month in ambush attacks on law enforcement in Louisiana and Texas. Nationally, police are patrolling in pairs for safety.

"In the atmosphere we are in right now, it's very concerning," Saunders said.

"Whether they are shooting at the district or in the area of the district, people are on edge and that's not a good thing that happened anywhere, let alone by a police station."

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