Police investigating after shots fired at Monroe home

Shots fired into Monroe home

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Police are investigating after shots were fired at a Monroe home Monday night.

Police said the shots were fired in the area of Stone Ridge Lane and one round struck a house.

None of the residents were injured.

The motive for the incident is unknown at this time, police said.

“The Monroe Police Department has multiple investigators working to find the person or persons responsible for this incident,” Ptl. Joshua King said in a release.

In April, police began investigating two incidents where shots were fired at the same house in the Monroe Crossings subdivision.

Police said regarding that case, the shooters are believed to be targeting a specific individual who lives at the house.

Officer King with the Monroe Police Department said as of right now police don’t believe these most recent incidents are connected. No arrests have been made in either case.

The Cincinnati chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is urging law enforcement authorities to investigate the possibility of a bias motive for the incident.

“In light of the significant increase in hate incidents targeting American Muslims and members of other minority communities nationwide, we are urging the Monroe Police Department to seriously consider the possibility of a bias motive for this attack,” said CAIR-Cincinnati Staff Attorney Sana Hassan. “We are very concerned about the marked increase in hate crimes against Muslim individuals and institutions that we have documented in Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky in just the past few months.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Monroe Police Department at 513-539-9234.

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