16-year-old shot near Family Dollar in Avondale

Published: Jun. 21, 2021 at 8:44 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 21, 2021 at 9:06 PM EDT
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Cincinnati police are investigating a shooting on Reading Road Monday evening.

The shooting took place in the 3500 block of Reading Road near the intersection with Forest Avenue outside the Family Dollar around 7:30 p.m., police say.

Witnesses say the teen was shot multiple times.

“The kid was walking, [then] a car literally just rolled past, and the kid hit the ground,” said Michael Ward, who recalls as many as seven gunshots.

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Police confirmed a 16-year-old was shot and the injuries are life-threatening.

Police have provided no word on suspects.

No other details were immediately available.

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