- Horror unfolded in Cincinnati’s West End just before 9.30pm on Friday
- One male was pronounced dead at the scene with five other victims including children rushed to hospital
- Three juveniles in critical but stable condition, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center confirmed
Published: 12:41 GMT, 4 November 2023 | Updated: 12:50 GMT, 4 November 2023
One person has been killed and another five injured in a horrific mass shooting in Cincinnati.
The incident unfolded in the city’s West End just before 9.30pm on Friday, police confirmed.
One male died at the scene, while the other victims, which include juveniles, were rushed to the hospital.
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center confirmed the facility received three patients with gunshot wounds on Friday night. Spokeswoman Nanette Bentley told The Enquirer three patients are in critical, but stable condition.
No further details have been released about their identities or that of the gunman, who remains at large.
One person has been killed and another five injured in a deadly shooting in Cincinnati on Friday night
The gunman opened fire just before 9.30pm, killing one and injuring the other victims, at least three of which were juveniles
Cincinnati Police Chief Teresa Theetge told NBC News she is ‘angry’ about the tragedy.
‘This is happening too often. People are reverting to gun violence rather than resolving disputes in a humane manner. It is not humane to pull out a firearm and shoot individuals recklessly,’ she said.
Theetge stressed there is no wider threat to the public and that officers were working to notify the victims’ next of kin last night.
‘We are gathering all evidence so we can bring these people to justice,’ Theetge added. ‘It’s unacceptable on a Friday night that six people are shot in our city.’
Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval urged the public to pray for the city.
‘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,’ he said.
‘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.’