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City Approaches Homicide Record for 2005

It's been 48 hours since a 19 year old was fatally shot in Roselawn and despite the fact that there were reportedly hundreds of people around at the time of the shooting, Cincinnati police are receiving very few leads.

The City of Cincinnati is just three homicides shy of tying the record set more than 30 years ago.  In 1971 81 people were killed in the City of Cincinnati. 

"It certainly does concern us as a police department and as a city resident and a person who works in the city should concern all of us." says Lieutenant Kurt Byrd of the Cincinnati Police Department.

Murder number 78 happened on Christmas Eve. A young mother, fatally shot, and so far it appears she was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

"There's a lot of people who were up in that area we're sure there's some people who witnessed some things that would be beneficial to us in helping us solve this case." Cincinnati Police need witnesses to come forward to help find the person or people responsible.

The teen Christmas Eve party at the Legacy Banquet Center spilled into the parking lot and shots were fired. Two people were hit, one fatally. Police are looking for the teenager they believe is responsible.

"Ninety percent of the kids there were orderly were very decent followed all the rules but he said you had ten percent of the crowd that was there for trouble." says Lieutenant Byrd.

Now there are two investigations underway. Officers at District 4 are looking into whether The Legacy violated any ordinances on the night of the shooting. CPD will look into city ordinances, state laws, and fire code regulations.

"The police department was not made aware of this at all we were not made aware that this activity this event was going to occur so we're going to make sure they followed all the rules."

For now, the focus is on finding the person who killed 19 year old Chanel Jordan.

"It's very sad that something like that occurred on Christmas Eve and something like that had to happen and it's something we want to get solved quickly."

If you have any information call CRIMESTOPPERS (513)352-3040.

Reporter: Corey McConnell

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