If this continues, the city will have to change the purchase order size for the crime scene tape.
There were at least eighteen shootings during the night, four of them fatal.
The shell casing number spread across multiple blocs, like the solutions to all this armed violence, remains incomplete.
“What we have is one very violent night in Cincinnati,” exhausted Lt. Col. Paul Newdigit said in one of the scenes.
Hours later, those who knew Myron Green would pass by on a shattered Sunday. Green coached soccer for West End Little Senators. Described as a father figure to many young men, friends tell us he was found shot dead in a courtyard between two buildings on Lane Street early in the day.
Many of those who knew him gathered across the street from where the police investigation was taking place.
“He did what he could,” said Rob Harris, president of West End Little Senators.
“It was a life-changing opportunity as a coach. I saw the joy he brought to the organization and I saw the joy in the children’s eyes in return.”
Just after midnight at Chalfonte Place in Avondale, 21-year-old Antonio Blair was one of four people shot. Blair did not survive.
According to a community leader, the young man’s girlfriend was around the corner from meeting him when she received news of the shooting.
Councilor Geoff Pastor lives only a few blocks away from where this happens.
“Honestly, I’m so tired of what’s going on as it relates to armed violence,” Pasteur said.
“Specifically, in areas where poverty is concentrated.”
Cincinnati police said 34-year-old Robert Rogers and 30-year-old Jacques Grant were killed when bullets flew through Grant Park in East McMacon in the Over the Rine.
Mayor John Cranley noted once again the availability and ubiquity of rifles at city rallies this summer.
In a written statement, he described the violence as “meaningless.”
“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are facing unprecedented conditions and challenges when it comes to fighting crime,” the mayor said.
“These issues and this increase are not unique to Cincinnati. Cities nationwide are seeing a rise in crime rates. During COVID-19, we have seen a massive increase in shootings as large numbers of armed people congregate in private homes and public places – like Grant Park. – When the bars close at 10 pm. Guns are very common in these gatherings. Please do not attend the rallies because you could end up as an innocent victim. “
Commander Elliot Isaac intends to increase resources and police presence in problem areas.
“The very sad truth is that people face problems when they have nowhere to go and nothing to do,” added Cranley.
He mentioned how serious officers work to stop the violence in the streets, and expose themselves to harm in doing so.
Council member Greg Landsman described the increase in shootings and killings as a “complete nightmare,” saying that the epidemic had made matters worse.
“We must do more to acquire these weapons, shift more of our resources to focus on violent crime, and promote community-based problem solving,” Landsman said.
Hamilton County Coroner Dr. Lakshmi Samarko remembers how the city likes to show off having all the amenities of the big city without the big city crime. “Let’s keep it this way !!” she wrote in a text message. “This is not Chicago. We need everyone to work with our law enforcement to catch violent criminals and keep our neighborhoods safer. Please.”
Police believe that every shooting incident over a period of several bloody hours is unrelated.
Young senators who transfer to elementary and high school relate to the type of windfall that is not taught on the football field.
Harris said: “Those who know the news and those who may not know.” “So, we have to be the one providing that information.” Let it be not an easy thing to do.
No way was found to stop the wave of violence.
The pastor told us the city could do something about it.
“What we cannot do is police versus black lives matter, black lives matter versus politicians, politicians versus police. Politicians, this. This is meaningless,” he said.
“These are people, and while we are arguing, people are dying. People are dying. 18 bullets in our neighborhood. Seventeen of them in 90 minutes, right? We have to stop this.”
In the coming weeks, you will hear a lot said about the concentration of poverty.
And about what the mayor said when bars cut off drinks and people are looking for a space to meet and celebrate and knowingly switch or not gather guns.
As one community leader said today, “We have problems.”