Cincinnati police responded to another homicide in Over-the-Rhine, the fourth in less than a week.
Officers were called to East Liberty and Walnut streets just before 7 a.m. Monday.
They responded to multiple reports of 12-15 gunshots in the area amid an argument, initial emergency dispatches state.
A female victim was found fatally shot on the sidewalk in the 1600 block of Walnut Street, police said.
Police identified the victim as 21-year-old Diamond Green.
This is the latest fatal shooting in what has been a violent week for Over-the-Rhine.
Three other people have been gunned down in the community since Wednesday night.
Cincinnati police said they do tend to see an increase in violence this time of year, but they are not about to let that become the norm in this neighborhood, which up until a few years ago, had a very troubled past.
"These are not random incidents. They are isolated. Many of the individuals involved in this are engaging in risky behavior," Lieutenant Paul Neudigate said.
He said they do believe OTR is safe, and the uptick in shootings is an anomaly.
"We believe Over-the-Rhine is safe. It is safe. These incidents and shooting activity used to happen on a daily basis," Neudigate said.
CPD: “These (shootings) are not random.” Speaking about the four murder in six days in OTR. “Over-the-Rhine is safe and we are not going to tolerate this,” says Capt. Lisa Davis. @FOX19 pic.twitter.com/6sgNh45sen— Mike Schell (@Fox19_Mike) June 4, 2018
Community members on scene were crying, and a large crowd of about 30 people gathered.
This also is the city's second homicide in less than six hours. The shootings bring the total number to 30 in the city so far this year.
Earlier Monday, a man was found fatally shot inside an Avondale apartment.
Police have not yet said if any of the shootings are connected.
As for suspects in the other shootings, Neudigate said the homicide unit is "making great progress" and expects to announce more arrests in the coming days.
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