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Police: 24-year-old man shot to death in College Hill

The shooting victim's body was found in front of a barbershop in the shopping plaza parking lot, an neighboring business owner says. (FOX19 NOW/Robert Guaderrama) The shooting victim's body was found in front of a barbershop in the shopping plaza parking lot, an neighboring business owner says. (FOX19 NOW/Robert Guaderrama)
Patrons inside New Rustic Tavern heard the gunshots, went outside and saw the victim's body. (FOX19 NOW/Robert Guaderrama) Patrons inside New Rustic Tavern heard the gunshots, went outside and saw the victim's body. (FOX19 NOW/Robert Guaderrama)
COLLEGE HILL (FOX19) -

A 24-year-old man died in a shooting outside a College Hill shopping plaza early Tuesday, Cincinnati police said.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene at West Galbraith and Daly roads just after midnight, they said.

Officers were called to the area for a reports of shots fired and found the man in the parking lot.

Two male patrons inside New Rustic Tavern heard the gunshots, went outside and saw the man's body five doors down, at the top of the parking lot, in front of a barbershop in the same plaza, said Darrick Moore, one of the bar's owners.

He said the victim was not in his tavern and his business had nothing to do with the shooting.

No witnesses came forward as homicide detectives took over the investigation, according to police.

No arrests were made.

This is the 22nd homicide of the year in Cincinnati, which also has been experiencing a spike in shootings, police have said.

The department is launching a program called ShotSpotter this summer to try to combat gun violence.

Cincinnati installing technology to detect gunfire on streets

ShotSpotter is in at least 90 cities across the country, including Louisville.

The system works by using acoustic surveillance technology that uses sensors to detect, locate and alert on gunfire. 

The company behind the technology says it can pinpoint the number of location of shots fired, within 30 seconds.

ShotSpotter enables officers to respond faster, recover evidence, interview witnesses and ensure timely medical attention for any gunshot victim, City Manager Harry Black recently wrote in a memo to City Council.

ShotSpotter will be installed initially for three square miles in the city.

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