2 students shot waiting for bus outside Woodward High School

Police are investigating multiple incidents near the shooting scene.
Published: Apr. 4, 2023 at 4:27 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 4, 2023 at 4:40 PM EDT
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Two Cincinnati Public Schools students are hospitalized after a drive-by shooting at a bus stop in Bond Hill.

It happened shortly before 4 p.m. outside Woodward High School just after dismissal, according to a district spokesperson.

Police at the scene confirmed the shooting took place near the intersection of Reading Road and East Seymour Avenue.

Officers located two victims, ages 16 and 17, both Woodward students.

One is at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, the other is at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. They are both described as stable.

“The investigation is still preliminary at this time,” said Lt. Jonathan Cunningham. “What we do know is school was in dismissal, the students were outside at the intersection, where an unknown person shot at them, resulting in two individuals being shot.”

The district spokesperson offered the following statement Tuesday evening:

“This afternoon, two Woodward Career Technical High School students were shot at a bus stop near the school by what appears to be a drive-by shooter shortly after dismissal. CPS’ security team immediately responded to safely move students back into the school building. EMS responded and transported the students to the hospital. CPS will support CPD in its investigation. All after-school activities have been canceled. As a precaution, there will be additional security and counselors at Woodward Wednesday, April 5, 2023 to provide continued support for families.”

Police are looking for a maroon four-door car that fled the shooting.

No arrests have been made as of Tuesday night.

Authorities are at a separate scene nearby, where an SUV crashed into a Golf Manor Police Department vehicle on Elbrook Avenue near Meadow Ridge Lane.

Officers tried to pull over the stolen maroon Hyundai Tucson SUV when the driver hit the police vehicle. A short pursuit took place, after which officers found the SUV crashed at Langdon Farm Road and Elbrook Avenue.

The people in the SUV fled the scene, but officers caught up to them. The three of them are described as persons of interest. Officers took them in for questioning.

An officer at the scene said he could “neither confirm nor deny” the crash scene and the shooting scene are related.

Cincinnati police are investigating the crash alongside Golf Manor police.

A 17-year-old was also shot near Woodward in February.

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