16-year-old dies after shooting in Westwood, police say

16-year-old dies after shooting in Westwood, police say
Published: Feb. 20, 2023 at 9:14 AM EST|Updated: Feb. 20, 2023 at 9:18 AM EST
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - A 16-year-old died Saturday night after a shooting in Westwood, according to Cincinnati police.

Officers say they were called just after 10 p.m. to the 3300 block of Dartmouth Drive and saw Lamar Spikes suffering from a gunshot wound.

Spikes was taken to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital where he was then pronounced dead, police said.

Officers did not say if they have arrested a suspect.

The investigation is ongoing at this time.

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

Spikes was a student at Taft High School, according to a statement from Cincinnati Public Schools.

Counselors will be available Tuesday for students and staff in need of support, CPS added.

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