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Victim identified in fatal College Hill shooting

Published: Jul. 25, 2021 at 7:42 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 25, 2021 at 11:51 AM EDT
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Police have identified the victim of a shooting in College Hill Sunday morning.

Police were dispatched to the 1800 block of West North Bend Road around 1:15 a.m. and say they found 33-year-old Michael Burroughs dead at the scene.

“Well, I was asleep when I heard it. First, you heard one round. And then come back another time and then other shots,” said Burroughs neighbor William.

William has been living in the area for 38 years and says it’s always been peaceful and quiet. He says he never thought violence would come to his own block.

Officers are investigating a homicide in College Hill.
Officers are investigating a homicide in College Hill.(WXIX)

Another neighbor says she counted 40 shell casings at the scene. She says it is lucky no one else was hurt.

Jay, a friend of Burroughs, is in disbelief. She says she just saw him a few days ago and he had big plans.

“He was just trying to change his life. He was trying to turn it around, and you know make the negative into a positive. He was trying to get a job. He was making doctor appointments to make sure everything was okay with him,” said Jay.

It is unclear if officers have a suspect.

Police are still investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Cincinnati Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 513-352-3542.

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