18-year-old shot in chest in city’s latest homicide

Man killed in South Fairmount shooting

SOUTH FAIRMOUNT, Ohio (FOX19) - An 18-year-old man was found fatally shot in the chest in the city’s latest homicide overnight, Cincinnati police said.

The Hamilton County Coroner’s Office and homicide investigators were on scene earlier Wednesday morning in the 2500 block of Hansford Place in South Fairmount.

They said they found Ramerise Abernathy just after 1:30 a.m.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

This is the tenth homicide in the past month, according to police.

It comes as Cincinnati sees an increase in shootings and homicides as summer-like temperatures arrive.

Police officials have said those numbers fell in previous years.

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