14-year-old boy dead after shooting in Lower Price Hill

Updated: Jul. 8, 2019 at 7:56 AM EDT
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CINCINNATI, Ohio (FOX19) - A 14-year-old boy died late Saturday night after a shooting in Lower Price Hill, according to the Cincinnati Police Department.

Police say it happened at 11:56 p.m. in the 2100 block of Storrs Street.

The victim, Cameron Franklin, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Cameron’s aunt Kristina Franklin told FOX19 NOW she does not know what led up to the shooting, but believes someone saw something.

“Whoever that person needs to come forward," she said.

Cameron’s death marks the second shooting death of a 14-year-old within a week.

“This is a 14-year old-child," Franklin said. “It doesn’t matter if its a 30 year old man. The gun violence needs to stop.”

Franklin said Cameron was a happy kid who tried his best in school.

Cincinnati Public Schools Chief Communication and Engagement Officer, Lauren Worley, said Cameron was an eighth grader at Western Hills High School.

Franklin said he “just wanted to fit in."

“There are pictures of people where he’s involved in gangs ... Do I see Cameron ever hurting someone? No." Franklin said. “Do I see him getting physical to protect himself? Yes.”

At Western Hills High School, he was a part of the Men Organized, Respectful, and Educated [M.O.R.E.] program. CPS says the M.O.R.E. program is designed to improve the lives of at-risk boys from grades 4 through 12 through academic achievement, social and community responsibility.

Kristina said the crowd Cameron hung around with was not the best, but added he did not deserve to die this way.

A GoFundMe page has been set up by Cameron’s mother to help with funeral expenses.

Cameron’s family tells us there will be a candlelight vigil Monday night at 8:30 p.m. at Neave and Storrs streets.

Anyone with information is asked to call police dispatch at 513-765-1212 or CRIMESTOPPERS at 513-352-3040, text “CINTIP” plus the message to CRIMES (274637) or submit an online tip at Callers can remain anonymous and may receive compensation for their information.

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