Tuesday, May 15, 2001

Neighbor sought in fatal shooting




By William A. Weathers
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Gunfire rang out in the Pendleton neighborhood Monday night, leaving one man dead and three others being treated in University Hospital for gunshot wounds.

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Rescuers work on a shooting victim late Monday night.
(Jeff Swinger photo)
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        Police said today they were searching for Gary Smith, 51, who lives in the area.

        The shootings occurred about 10:30 p.m in the vicinity of the 400 block of East 12th Street in Pendleton and apparently happened on the street.

        A neighborhood resident, Antwane Grant, 18, said the shooting arose from a neighborhood dispute that had simmered since Sunday night.

        “He (the suspect) didn't want anybody by his property. He even poured gasoline on his steps so people wouldn't sit on them,” Mr. Grant said. “He tried to shoot my brother.”

        At University Hospital, one victim, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead on arrival. One man was in fair condition and two were in surgery this morning.

        Streets in the area of the shooting were closed this morning as police continued their investigation.



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