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Cincinnati police respond to four shootings, three deadly, in two days

Updated: Jun. 7, 2020 at 10:17 PM EDT
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CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Cincinnati Police have responded to four shootings, three of them deadly, in two days’ time.

The first one happened in Northside on Boyd Street early Saturday.

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Officers arrived at the scene around 1:40 a.m. and found the shooting victim, Basil Blackman, 30, outside of the location.

He was transported to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center where he later died.

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A second shooting also happened on Saturday morning but it was in the West End on Derrick Turnbow Avenue and John Street around 4:30 a.m., officers said.

Police say they found Corey Woods, 30, shot inside of his car.

After getting shot, Woods hit a telephone pole and ended up in the construction site of the new FC Cincinnati stadium where he was pronounced dead.

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The third fatal shooting happened Saturday night in Over-the-Rhine.

Officers say it happened in the 1600 block of Hamer St. at 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

A “large disorderly crowd,” which had nothing to do with the day’s protests, caused police to have problems getting to the scene, Assistant Police Chief Paul Neudigate said.

When officers arrived, they found Dondre Kelsor, 28, dead at the scene.

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On Sunday, police responded to the 4400 block of Reading Road for reports of a fourth shooting. Around 3 p.m., officers said they found two people shot in a car.

Police believe the victims may have been hit by gunfire near Langdon Farm.

It is not clear how the two victims are doing now.

Officers are still looking for suspects in all four investigations.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the homicide unit at 513-352-3542 or Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040.

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