Cincinnati Mass Shooting: 11-Year-Old Killed, 5 Others Injured in Terrifying Incident

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Officials in Cincinnati are shocked and horrified by a drive-by shooting that left an 11-year-old boy dead as well as four other kids and an adult injured after more than a hundred bullets were fired into a crowd of kids.

In the words of Terri Theetge, police chief, the victims were close to an intersection on Friday night when a driver of a dark sedan fired 22 shots in a short period of time. 

The victims included a 53-year-old woman, a 15-year-old girl, and boys ages 11, 12, 13, and 15. One Among the children, the boy who was killed went to Cincinnati Preparatory Academy. The other three went to public schools in Cincinnati. 

The other injured victims have been released from the hospital, but one is still there in a stable condition.ictim was still in stable condition at the hospital.

Authorities have not disclosed any details regarding a suspect or indicated if the shooting was intended to target anyone. 

The shooting is the most recent event in a nationwide spate of gun violence. 

The Gun Violence Archive reports that as of late Sunday, there had been 596 mass shootings in the United States this year. 

In accordance with the archive, 3,400 teens (ages 12 to 17) were hurt and over 1,200 teens lost their lives in 2023. Nearly 570 children were injured and over 250 children (aged 11 and under) died.

Cincinnati Police Boost Officers Presence and Camera Usage

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Officials in Cincinnati are shocked and horrified by a drive-by shooting that left an 11-year-old boy dead as well as four other kids and an adult injured after more than a hundred bullets were fired into a crowd of kids.

Theetge stated that in reaction to the shooting on Friday, Cincinnati police plan to increase the number of uniformed and non-uniformed officers stationed in the West End and to increase the usage of cameras

Social workers are also organizing to provide assistance to people living in the West End. Long said that on Monday, the city would also dispatch staff to Taft High School, Cincinnati College Preparatory Academy, and Hays-Porter Elementary.

Two teenagers, ages 16 and 14, had been shot in the West End neighborhood before Friday’s shootings. 

Cincinnati police data indicates that there have been another thirty adult shootings there this year. Three homicides have already occurred in the neighborhood in 2023.  

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