Police: 4 killed, 19 total people shot late Saturday, early Sunday
CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Cincinnati police confirm four people dead are among 19 total people shot late Saturday and Sunday morning.
Preliminary information indicates that they were separate incidents, according to a news release from the Cincinnati Police Department.
Chief Eliot Isaac says the gun violence and damage to the city’s neighborhoods is unacceptable.
“We must not sit by silently and say we can’t do anything to end gun violence. We all have a moral obligation to stop the violence and stop the killing in our communities,” Isaac said.
Around 11 p.m. Saturday, police say there was a triple shooting on Gilbert and Lincoln Avenues in Walnut Hills.
None of those victims were critically injured.
Police say four people were shot around 12:30 a.m. on Chalfonte Place in Avondale.
A news release from CPD says Antonio Blair, 21, died at the hospital.
Three others drove themselves to the hospital, officers say.
Officers say they responded to reports of 11 people shot at Grant Park in OTR in the area of McMicken and Walnut streets around 2:15 a.m.
One person was pronounced dead at the scene and a second person died at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
Police say the victims have been identified as Robert Rogers, 34, and Jaquiez Grant, 30.
One of Rogers’ sisters says he leaves behind two daughters and seven siblings.
Family members of Jaquiez Grant say he was the eldest of six and had one son.
FOX19 NOW was told by a CPD officer that they discovered six different types of shell casings at the scene indicating there were at least six different weapons shot at McMicken and Walnut streets.
A fourth shooting happened at Linn and Wade streets in the West End around 7:45 a.m. Sunday.
An uncle and family friends confirmed to FOX19NOW that Myron Green, 39, was killed.
Friend Rob Harris says Green was a youth football coach with the West End Lil Senators. He coached 4th, 5th, and 6th graders.
Green went through the program himself and was coaching his son this season.
A spokesperson for Cincinnati police says the department will shift officers from other assignments to increase the number of uniformed officers in the impacted neighborhoods as they work to determine who was responsible for the Sunday shootings.
Lt. Steve Saunders says, in addition, CPD will work with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to go after repeat shooters and bring illegal gun charges to address the increase in gun violence in Cincinnati.
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