CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) — Two children were critically injured in a quadruple shooting in Cincinnati, authorities said.
Officers responded at about 6:15 p.m. Saturday to the city’s Westwood neighborhood and found a 6-year-old, and 8-year-old and two young adult males in their late teens wounded, police said.READ MORE: Pa. AG Agents Arrest 1 Man During Drug Trafficking Bust In McKeesport
The children were taken to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in critical condition, police said.
“Anytime you have somebody struck with gunfire at that age it’s going to be critical,” Lt. Col. Mike John told WCPO-TV.READ MORE: Tired-Tired Or Sleepy-Tired? How To Combat Sleepiness And Fatigue During The Day
The adult victims were taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center with injuries deemed non-life-threatening, authorities said.
John said he believed at least two suspects fled the scene on foot. Authorities urged anyone who saw anything suspicious to call investigators.
Mayor John Cranley said “We are all outraged that two children have been caught in the crossfire of a shooting last night. Our whole city prays for their recovery.” The mayor added that police had what he called “strong leads” and he was confident that those responsible would be brought to justice.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Weather: Severe Weather, Including Hail And Strong Winds Possible
(Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)