3 killed and 2 injured in shooting near University of Cincinnati campus, police say

CINCINNATI (AP) — Three people were shot and killed and two were wounded near the University of Cincinnati campus early Monday, police said. Two people were taken into custody, including one of the wounded.

Police who were in the area heard multiple gunshots and then found four males who had been shot on a street about a half-mile from the campus, said Cincinnati police Capt. Mark Burns. A fifth person who was shot went to the hospital on his own.

The university’s public safety department posted on the social platform X that police were responding to an emergency shortly before 3 a.m. The department later posted it was a shooting and said: “Be observant/take action as needed.”

About an hour later, the department issued an “all clear” message and said “police will maintain heavy presence.”

Police found several guns at the scene, Burns said. One of the two people taken into custody ran into a home with a gun and eventually came back out voluntarily after a brief standoff, he said.