Cincinnati violence that left 17 shots in an hour

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Police said a violent night in Cincinnati left 17 people dead within an hour.

Ten people were shot at East McMicken Avenue and Lang Street in Over-the-Rhine, four at Chalfonte Place in Avondale, and three were shot near Lincoln and Gilbert in Walnut Hills.

Assistant Police Chief Paul Newgate said there could be four people killed in the shooting.

“These all seem to be separate and independent incidents, but they are horrific and tragic because we have so much violence and the possibility of so much loss of life in our city,” said Noidighat.

The violence comes a day after another shooting killed 17-year-old Aurora McCarter. Police responded to reports that a person was shot at 3400 Street of Bassett Road at around 11 pm .. The victim was taken to Mercy Health Queen City Medical Center, where she died.

Like many other law enforcement agencies in the wake of the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died while in police custody in Minneapolis, the Cincinnati Police Department is facing calls to slash its budget and make changes to the city charter.

The amendment being considered on ballot in November will replace the police with a “Department of Public Safety” that would only arm officers who respond to reports of violent crime.

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