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Police looking for suspects in drive-by shooting that injured 4, including 2 teens, 10-year-old

Police are looking for this vehicle involved in a drive-by shooting in Over-the-Rhine.
Cincinnati Police Department
Police are looking for this vehicle involved in a drive-by shooting in Over-the-Rhine.

Cincinnati Police are looking for suspects in Wednesday's drive-by shooting in Over-the-Rhine that left four people injured. An adult, two teens and a 10-year-old were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.

CPD released video of the shooting that shows three people in a black 2017 Hyundai Sonata with tinted windows. Two of the passengers can be seen reaching out the rear windows and firing more than 20 shots toward the sidewalk. More shots can be heard after the car leaves the camera's view.

The shooting happened about 4:20 p.m. Wednesday on McMicken Avenue near Grant Park.

Police had multiple blocks of McMicken Avenue between Walnut Street and Vine Street shut down for hours, according to our news partner WCPO.

"These were children walking down the street," Police Chief Teresa Theetge told WCPO. "That is unacceptable for somebody to think they can drive down the street, fire this many rounds and just keep driving, and think they're going to get away with it."

Theetge said it's not clear if someone was targeted in the shooting.

Mayor Aftab Pureval released a statement saying such senseless acts of violence will not be tolerated.

"Our children and our families deserve to spend their days in our community — our pools, our recreation centers, our parks — without any fear," Pureval said. "My heart is with the families of the victims and our first responders. And our full support is behind Chief Theetge and our entire CPD team as they deliver justice."

Twenty-eight teens have been shot in Cincinnati so far this year, nearly triple the number at this time last year.

City Council Member Liz Keating says the problem needs a response from the city, community leaders and families.

"But the people who we need in this fight who have way more power than we [do] as a city ... we need our state and federal electeds to get in this fight, or we are going to have another kid shot and killed every single day until they join this fight," Keating said.

What police are looking for

Police said Thursday afternoon they located the vehicle, a 2017 black Hyundai Sonata, in the 4900 block of Keen Ave in Bond Hill. The vehicle was parked and unoccupied.

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Updated: June 1, 2023 at 5:18 PM EDT
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