Police identify 29-year-old victim in deadly South Cumminsville shooting

Police identify 29-year-old victim in deadly South Cumminsville shooting
Cincinnati police are investigating the fatal shooting of a male in South Cumminsville Wednesday afternoon. (Source: WXIX)

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Cincinnati police say a man was shot and killed in South Cumminsville Wednesday afternoon.

Wednesday night police identified the victim as 29-year-old David Norwood.

Officers responded to a call of shots fired around 4:25 p.m. in the 3800 block of Cass Avenue.

David Norwood, 29, was shot and killed in South Cumminsville on Wednesday, Cincinnati police say
David Norwood, 29, was shot and killed in South Cumminsville on Wednesday, Cincinnati police say (Source: Provided)

Assistant Chief Paul Neudigate says the officers found a man, later identified as Norwood, dead from gunshot wounds.

Norwood was outside a residence near a vehicle, Neudigate said.

No word on suspect information at this time.

Neudigate says the COVID-19 pandemic along with an inordinate amount of gun violence in the city is making things very difficult for officers.

“So not only are we dealing with a pandemic but we’re also dealing with probably the worst 28 days of gun violence that we’ve seen in the last four years,” Neudigate said.

The assistant chief says it’s challenging trying to ensure social distancing for officers and maintain a healthy workforce.

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