Police: Man shot twice in OTR street robbery

Shooting leaves one man injured in Over the Rhine

OVER-THE-RHINE, Ohio (FOX19) - Cincinnati police are investigating a shooting during a street robbery in Over-the-Rhine Thursday morning.

Officers said they responded to the 200 block of McMicken Avenue about 5:30 a.m.

They received a report of shots fired, followed by a report of a 26-year-old man shot in the hip and knee.

The victim was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center with what police say are non-life threatening injuries.

Police said they believe the attack occurred during a street robbery. A second man who was with the victim was not injured.

Two suspects, both described as young males wearing dark clothing approached the victims on foot and demanded money at gun point, police said.

A cell phone and $25 in cash was taken, according to Lt. Steve Saunders, police spokesman.

The suspects were last seen running off.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers: 513-352-3040.

This shooting comes as Cincinnati sees a surge in violence in the last few weeks.

A man was shot in the back overnight, in Roselawn, police said earlier this morning.

Shootings and homicides are up so far this year and especially in the last two weeks, but homicides are down overall compared to previous years, Police Chief Eliot Isaac told City Council’s Law & Public Safety Committee earlier this week.

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