Clerk, customer shot at College Hill store

Posted by Trina Kinstler - email

COLLEGE HILL, OH (FOX19) - Police are investigating a double shooting at a College Hill store.

Police and emergency crews responded to the NYLA Sportswear shop on Tuesday evening on a report of two people shot.

Cincinnati Police say three teenagers came into the store to rob it, but something apparently went wrong, and the suspects shot the store owner twice in the chest.

His injuries are considered to be life-threatening. He was taken to University Hospital.

Another victim, a customer at the store, was shot in the leg. He was treated and released.

Police say violence is not new to this small business. The store owner was also shot about a year ago.

"We've not been able to make any connection other than a random robbery," said Lt. Mike Fern with Cincinnati Police.

If you know anything, call Crimestoppers at 352-3040.