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High school student victim of ‘targeted act’ in deadly Hamilton shooting

Published: Aug. 27, 2021 at 3:38 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 27, 2021 at 12:57 PM EDT
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HAMILTON, OHIO (WXIX) - A Miami School student died early Friday in a triple shooting that police say was a “targeted act.”

Police were called to a home in the 1200 block of South 2nd Street in Hamilton, near Second Baptist Church, at 12:45 a.m., according to Butler County dispatchers.

Mikina Riley, 18, a student at Miami School, was killed in the shooting, according to the Butler County coroner.

One of the shooting victims was taken to the hospital and has since been released, according to Officer Richard Burkhardt, police spokesman.

The other victim remains hospitalized, he said.

A witness, who did not want to be identified, explained to FOX19 NOW what they saw after the gunfire ended.

“I came out, I saw two bodies laying out there with a bullet in the head and I just froze up,” the witness recalled. “I couldn’t do nothing else.”

Police said indications show the shooting was a targeted act and not random in nature.

Police have not released any suspect information at this time.

The Hamilton City School District said the Crisis Intervention Team will be available for students and staff at the Miami School to support those in need.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Tony Kiep at 513-868-5811 (extension 1261).

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