Little Caesars Pizza employee shot, critically hurt in Cincinnati, police say

Published: Jun. 7, 2022 at 6:00 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 8, 2022 at 5:22 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (WXIX) - An employee at Little Caesars Pizza in Cincinnati was shot outside the business and critically hurt Wednesday night, a police official says.

The pizzeria at 8340 Vine Street was open when the victim was shot in his left leg at about 5:40 p.m., said Lt. Tim Lanter, the night chief.

It remains unclear if the employee was shot during a robbery or for some other reason related to his job, or if the shooting is connected to something else, Lanter said.

The victim was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in critical condition and underwent surgery overnight, according to Lanter.

The victim came out of surgery about midnight and remains at the hospital recovering.

District 4 police are continuing to investigate.

No arrests have been made, and police said they have no suspect information yet to share.

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