Wednesday, May 14, 2003

Police investigating two shootings, theft

By Jim Hannah
The Cincinnati Enquirer

COVINGTON - Police responded to two shootings at East Robbins Avenue and Greenup Street late Monday and to a robbery of a liquor store early Tuesday.

At 7 p.m. Monday, an assailant fired a gun into a crowd, hitting a man multiple times in the legs, according to police.

At about 9:15 p.m., a man reportedly approached a parked car and fired several shots into it, striking the person in the passenger seat in the leg.

After both people in the car fled, someone drove the car northbound on Greenup Street, police said. It is unclear if the shooting and theft were related.

Officers did not release the names of the shooting victims, who were taken to area hospitals for treatment. Their conditions were not available.

Sgt. Teal Nally, spokesman for Covington Police, said detectives are looking for the black male wearing a red hooded sweatshirt that was seen running from the second shooting.

They are also looking for the person who stole the car, a 1995 maroon Cadillac with 20-inch custom wheels and its rear window shot out.

At 1:45 a.m. Tuesday, Covington police received a call for their third serious crime of the night. Liquor Qwik at 430 Bakewell Street was robbed by a man who hid in the store until closing. The two employees were blindfolded, their heads were covered with pillowcases and their hands and feet were handcuffed.

The robber hit the employees on the head before stealing an unreleased amount of cash.

Anyone having information about these cases is asked to call Covington police detectives at (859) 292-2234.


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