Cincinnati Police Department confirmed at least one person died and at least five others were wounded in a mass shooting Friday night in the city’s west end.
The police said that the victim was an 11-year-old boy.
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital confirmed they are caring for three victims with gunshot wounds. All are in critical condition, the hospital said.
The hospital said it will have another update at 8 a.m.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reported the shooting happened in the area of Linn and John streets just before 9:30 p.m. The Enquirer also reported that some of those injured were juveniles.
Police confirmed there is no ongoing threat at this time.
“Tonight, there was a horrific tragedy in the West End. Children were shot. At least one life was lost. Our friends and neighbors are feeling unimaginable fear, trauma, and anger,” said Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval in a statement. “Right now, I’m asking for your prayers. We will keep you updated as our officers continue their investigation. But I promise this: we will give everything we have to deliver justice against this sickening, heartless violence.”
Here’s the police audio contact from the shooting:
Cincinnati Police Chief Teresa Theetge spoke at a press conference Friday at the scene near TQL Stadium and Laurel Park. The chief said the shooting occurred at around 9:30 p.m. and was first detected on ShotSpotter.
“We are gathering all evidence so we can bring these people to justice,” Theetge said. “It’s unacceptable on a Friday night that six people are shot in our city.”
Some of the victims were minors. According to the chief, the person killed was identified as a male, but his age was not immediately known.
Theetge said they had no suspect description and didn’t know what prompted the shooting.
This is a developing story. Check back later for updates.