2 dead, young child hit in Hamilton quadruple shooting

Residents and business owners are demanding action in the aftermath of a deadly Tuesday night.
Published: Oct. 25, 2022 at 8:04 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 26, 2022 at 3:14 PM EDT
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HAMILTON, Ohio (WXIX) - Two people are dead and two are injured, including a 3-year-old child, after a shooting broke out in Butler County Tuesday evening, Hamilton Police Lt. Jon Richardson confirmed.

Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of S. Second Street where they found four victims with gun shot wounds, Richardson explained.

One victim was dead at the scene, and the other three victims were taken to the hospital, Hamilton police said.

Police say that one of the victims taken to the hospital succumbed to his injuries. The 3-year-old was wounded by bullet fragments, officers said.

The other victims’ conditions are unknown at this time.

Residents in the area say the two people killed were young adults in their late teens.

“They was here, they was young, they had a life, and guess what?” Juan Clemmons said snapping her fingers.

Clemmons was among those at Bailey’s Square on the south side of Hamilton Wednesday morning, where news of the shooting created a buzz.

He says he knew one of those killed well. No he’s asking for more programming to occupy at-risk young people.

“I want to see more activity for our kids,” Clemmons said. “What do our kids have to go to? Nowhere.”

S’Dory Sims, owner of Big Momma’s Market, says changes need to be made.

“I mean, it’s not doing us any good by having conversations about it,” Sims said. “Actions need to be taken.”

Big Momma’s Market is down the road from the shooting scene. Sims says those killed often came in to her store.

“This is a very sad situation that is going on right now,” she said. “I just really think that the police need to step it up a little bit more. They complain about certain things that they may be having issues with, but I mean, its a struggle for us too. It’s a real struggle.”

The Hamilton Police Department expects to be able to release more information tomorrow, which is also when we expect the coroner to release the names of the two killed in this shooting

This is an ongoing investigation.

The Hamilton Police Department asks that if anyone has information on the shooting, to contact the Investigations Division at 513-868-5811 ext. 2002..

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