On early Sunday, nine people were wounded due to a mass shooting in Cincinnati reportedly committed by two suspects.
Cincinnati Police Department Assistant Chief Mike John revealed that gunfire erupted around 1:40 a.m. during a dispute between two people in a popular neighborhood known for its restaurants and bar scene — and where police officers were already in place.
John said officer Joe Shook fired a single gunshot at one of the suspects.
He said the suspect got away, but another person was heard firing rounds after the first suspect fled.
“This happened in front of the officers,” John said.
“Our officer acted without hesitation. They acted precisely. They were diligent in what they did. “Courageous,” John added.
The police official said all nine victims were hospitalized, but none were in critical condition.
John said most of the victims’ wounds were to their lower extremities.
John added that all of them were treated and released from the UC Medical Center.
A deeper police investigation into the shooting incident is now underway.