Triple shooting in South Fairmount hospitalizes 2 teens, police say

Shooting investigation underway in Fairmount

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - A triple shooting in South Fairmount sent three people to the hospital Tuesday night, Cincinnati police said.

The shooting took place around 7:15 p.m. near the intersection of Seeger Avenue and Vinton Street.

A 31-year-old man and two juveniles were shot, police said.

One of the teenagers was shot in the back and could be in critical condition, they said. The victims were taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

The three were walking on the street when a neighbor told FOX19 NOW she heard eight gunshots.

Police arrived to find the victims on the ground.

They said they are not sure what led to the shooting and provided no description of the shooter as they continued to investigate overnight. Some officers went to the hospital to try to interview the victims.

Police said they think the shooter may have fled the scene in a vehicle, but they didn’t have enough information to provide a description of it either at that point.

It also was not clear if the victims knew the alleged shooter or how, if that turned out to be the case.

No arrests have been made so far, police said early Wednesday.

“We’re still trying to put all the pieces together,” said Sgt. Dan Downing.

"One of the victims was further down the street and the other two were right behind us here where you can see. We don’t really know what led up to it at this point but my investigators are on their way up to the hospital right now to speak to the victims, so hopefully that will kind of clear things up a little bit once we do that.”

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