Sunday, August 19, 2001

Two men seriously injured in shootings

Suspects sought in College Hill, Avondale incidents

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Two more shootings took place in Cincinnati on Friday night and Saturday morning.

        Two men were seriously injured and Cincinnati police continue to investigate the incidents involving three suspects.

        According to police:

        • Andre Cruse, 31, of the 800 block of Ridgeway Avenue in Avondale, was shot early Saturday morning by two men who ran toward him as he sat on the porch and then fired two shots at Mr. Cruse.

        Mr. Cruse was hit in the chest. He is listed in serious condition at University Hospital. Police said he was outside when the two men ran toward him shortly before 3 a.m. and shot as he tried to run inside.

        The suspects escaped on foot.

        Police do not have an age for the suspects. They said that they were black males. One was wearing a white shirt and denim shorts. The other was wearing a white shirt and white shorts.

        • Terrance Burns, 21, of the 1300 block of Knowlton Street in Northside, was at a birthday party in College Hill when his cousin, Larry Burns, shot him in the leg shortly after 10 p.m. Friday, police said.

        The two argued when Larry Burns, 26, of the 2800 block of Preston Street in Walnut Hills left, but then he returned with a gun. After the shooting, he drove away in a black Mercedes with chrome wheels.

        A warrant has been issued for Mr. Burns' arrest.

        Meanwhile, Terrance Burns is in serious condition at University Hospital.

        More than 90 people have been hurt and 16 killed in shootings since April's riots.


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