Teen dead in Walnut Hills quadruple shooting

Published: Jun. 18, 2021 at 4:44 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 18, 2021 at 8:16 AM EDT
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - A 16-year-old male is dead in a Walnut Hills quadruple shooting overnight, Cincinnati police say.

Shots rang out in the 3000 block of Walter Avenue near Altoona Street at 11:39 p.m. Thursday.

Four people in all were found shot, and police say the youngest was pronounced dead at the scene.

Homicide investigators identified him Friday morning as Ladarius Evans.

One of the three other victims is a 36-year-old man who is expected to recover, police say.

The other victims also have non-life threatening injuries.

Friends of Evans said it’s heartbreaking to see what’s happening to youth in the area.

“I mean, the violence has got to stop. It’s too much. Too man kids around here are scared and it’s like I don’t understand why the violence is always in the communities where people need to build the communities up and stop it. It’s hurting us as a unity to be destroyed out here. Too many mothers crying... too many funerals and it’s not right,” Slick Hix said.

This is the second quadruple shooting in Cincinnati this week.

Mitchell Morris with the Cincinnati Works Phoenix Program said it’s time to start loving one another because what’s happening in the city is unacceptable.

“It hurts. It always hurts but you gotta get back to work to continue working on prevention and prevent it from happening to the next one and just wrap our arms around the family and the mothers. It’s a horrible, horrible thing but we have to stay in the fight,” he said.

The assailant remains at large, according to police.

No arrests have been made while homicide detectives continue to investigate.

If anyone has information, you’re asked to call CrimeStoppers at 513-352-3040.

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