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Security guard shot in West End

Cincinnati police investigate the shooting of a security guard at an apartment complex off Liberty Street in the West End early Friday. (FOX19 NOW) Cincinnati police investigate the shooting of a security guard at an apartment complex off Liberty Street in the West End early Friday. (FOX19 NOW)
A security guard was shot in an exchange of gunfire at an apartment complex off Liberty Street in the West End early Friday, Cincinnati police said. (FOX19 NOW/Jordan Vilines) A security guard was shot in an exchange of gunfire at an apartment complex off Liberty Street in the West End early Friday, Cincinnati police said. (FOX19 NOW/Jordan Vilines)
WEST END, OH (FOX19) -

A security guard is expected to recover after he was shot during an exchange of gunfire with another person at an West End apartment complex overnight, Cincinnati police said.

The guard was shot in the knee when he got into a confrontation with someone while patrolling the complex parking lot on Liberty Street near Poplar Street about 12:10 a..m Friday, officers said.

The dispute escalated into the suspect shooting the guard, who returned fire, according to police.

The suspect fled and remains at large.

The guard was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center with a non-life threatening injury, they said. 

Investigators have a description of the suspect and say they are trying to track him down.

They did not say what led up to the confrontation.

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