Police: 2 suspects hospitalized after shooting at Kroger in Colerain Township

Credit: Dwayne Slavey

Credit: Dwayne Slavey

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Two suspects were taken to the hospital after shots were fired at the Kroger location in Colerain Township Wednesday afternoon.

Colerain Township spokesperson Jim Love said crews responded to the Kroger Marketplace at 3636 Springdale Road for the report of shots fired.

Love originally reported that officers pursued and detained one suspect. He later said two suspects were taken to UC Medical Center.

One officer was involved in the shooting but not injured, Love said.

Latashia Sawyer was inside the store with her daughter, waiting in line at the pharmacy. She told us they heard shots fired before an employee told them to “run for your life.”

“People just started scattering and going about everywhere,” she said. “Then we heard more gunshots — I counted at least 20 ... I’m scared. I’m frantic. I don’t know whether to run or to duck and hide.”

Kroger employee Micah Lewis said she saw a man pointing a gun before she started to run. She said heard over her walkie-talkie that a “man (was) down” and she immediately tried to run out of the building and contact her family.

People inside nearby businesses said they heard the shots fired and locked down their buildings.

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