Police: 1 dead, 1 critically hurt in Ohio shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati police say one man is dead and another was critically injured after an afternoon gun battle at a street intersection.

WLWT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/YyPfIB ) that police responded to the shooting before 2:30 p.m. Tuesday where they found one man dead from apparent gunshot wounds. A second man was transported to University Hospital in critical condition.

Police identified the deceased victim as 21-year-old Antwon Ward.

Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell told the TV station that the shooting was gang-related and that he believed it was in retaliation for a separate shooting in the same area that occurred this past weekend. He said the street has been plagued with violence and police plan to step up their presence in the area.


Information from: WLWT-TV, http://www.wlwt.com

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