21-year-old man killed in South Cumminsville shooting

Two homicides in two days

SOUTH CUMMINSVILLE, OH (FOX19) - A 21-year-old man is dead after a shooting Saturday evening in South Cumminsville.

Cincinnati police say Elijah Wheeler was found shot to death in the 1700 block of Weber Street near Borden Street around 5:40 p.m.

"The question that everyone is asking, We want to know, the city wants to know and there are a lot of families even yet today want to know why is it continuing to rise? Why is it getting so violent over in this area," District 3 North Community Outreach Coordinator Jackie Jackson said.

There have been two homicides in two days, and at this point, there is no word on suspects in either crime.

"It's like Col. Johns said, shootings are down overall but there just seems to be certain area where they tend to uptick every once in awhile and it's going to be our job to work with the community to limit that as much as possible," Sgt. Dan Downing said.

The extra patrols may be good for the area, but at this point, comfort is hard to come by for the families who have lost loved ones.

"People are getting tired of violence, people are getting tired of shooting in the street but there's still going to be that small number and unfortunately, it's that small number that gets the most attention because it causes the most damage," Jackson said.

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