Cincinnati Police are investigating a robbery and shooting reported overnight near the University of Cincinnati campus.
It happened on Warner Street near Stratford around 12 a.m. Tuesday. Police say a UC student and a male friend were approached by two suspects. The suspects began a conversation with them before stealing the student's purse and wallet and shooting the male in the abdomen.
The male victim was taken to UC Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, according to UC Police.
Authorities say the suspects were last seen running south on Victor Street and then into some nearby backyards. A search by responding officers was unable to locate the suspects.
The two individuals were described as follows:
Suspect #1: Male, black, 18 to 20-years-old, 5'5" tall, approximately135
lbs. He was wearing a leather Boston Red Sox jacket and blue jeans and was
armed with a silver handgun.
Suspect #2; Male, black, 16 to 18-years-old, 5'10" tall, approximately
150 lbs. He was wearing a black vest with orange sleeves, dark jeans and a black
Anyone with information about the incident should call Crime
Stoppers at (513) 352-3040. Crime Stoppers offers rewards for information leading
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