11-year-old boy hit by stray bullet in Villages at Roll Hill
CINCINNATI (WXIX) - An 11-year-old boy was caught in the crossfire of a shooting on Tuesday in the Villages at Roll Hill.
The shooting happened sometime around 6:30 p.m. in the 2400 block of Nottingham Drive.
Police say the boy was playing video games in his room when two rounds of gunfire entered the room, one of which hit him in the leg.
The gunfire was the result of an altercation between two groups, according to police.
The officer at the scene applied a tourniquet on the boy’s leg as they waited for medical teams to arrive, according to police.
“He was minding his business, had nothing to do with the conflict or whatever was going on outside, but he was victimized by it,” said Derrick Rogers with the Urban League.
The 11-year-old was taken to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and has since been released.
A police spokesperson said violent crime rates are down 60% year over year in the Villages at Roll Hill.
Rogers agreed that the gun violence in the area has dropped, which makes Tuesday shooting a shock to him.
He said the violence does not come from the families of Villages at Roll Hill. Instead, it comes from people coming into the community, Rogers said.
As for any possible suspects, police have not released that information.
Police have said they are searching for a red Nissan sedan and a Hyundai sedan in connection with the shooting.
The investigation is ongoing.
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