Male shot near UC, police say

Male shot outside The Deacon near UC's campus; searching for suspects
Published: Sep. 12, 2023 at 5:29 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 12, 2023 at 8:39 AM EDT
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Police are investigating an early morning shooting near the University of Cincinnati.

A male was shot out on the street on University Court at Straight Street just after 5 a.m. Tuesday, police said.

It happened outside an off-campus student housing building in University Heights called The Deacon.

The victim was shot in one of his ankles and his injury appears to be non-life threatening, according to District 5 police.

He was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Police say the suspects fled on Straight Street in a red Ford Festiva.

Cincinnati police blocked off University Court at Straight Street but have since cleared the scene.

They said the shooting is not believed to have anything to do with the off-campus housing building.

Still, students woke up to police lights and evidence markers out on University Court and Straight Street.

UC Police sent out an emergency alert to students at 5:12 a.m. and a second one minutes later once the shooting was confirmed.

UC Public Safety sent out a third alert advising “ALL CLEAR” after officers checked the area and confirmed the suspect had fled.

“Police will remain in the area. Normal activities can resume.”

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