Four people were wounded in a shooting incident that occurred in the CUF neighborhood of Cincinnati early Sunday morning, according to Cincinnati police Lt. Jonathan Cunningham. The incident took place around 12:30 a.m. on Flora Street, which is located approximately half a mile away from the University of Cincinnati. When they got to the scene, law enforcement discovered several injured victims. There was a 19-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to her thigh, a 20-year-old man who was shot in the foot, and another 19-year-old woman who was shot in the arm.
All three victims were transported to UC Medical with injuries that were not life-threatening. Later, a 17-year-old girl also arrived at UC Medical Center with a graze to her leg, having been driven there by a private vehicle.
Cincinnati police Lt. Jonathan Cunningham stated that several individuals were detained for questioning immediately following the shooting, but no suspects have been arrested or identified at this time. The crime scene was marked with over 25 pieces of evidence, and it was revealed that a street party was taking place when the shooting occurred. The incident unfolded in an area that is popular for off-campus housing among UC students, and it coincided with the early arrival of some students to residence halls.
Mark Bolton, a resident of Flora Street, expressed that this was the smallest party he had witnessed in the past three years. Bolton, who has lived in the CUF neighborhood for 51 years, mentioned that 90% of the residents in the area are now college students, as others are reluctant to live there. He called for increased police presence and assistance from the city, emphasizing the need for residents to be treated as such, rather than being outnumbered by college students.