Hamilton bar shooting victim dies

One of two victims shot outside a Hamilton bar early Friday morning has died and police are now investigating his death as a homicide.

Robert Goens, 23, of Hudson Ave., was found suffering a gunshot wound to the chest when officers responded at about 2:25 a.m. to the Hard Times Bar, 25 S. Seventh St, according to the police report. Today, Hamilton police announced he has died from his injuries.

It is the second homicide of 2016 in the city.

A second person shot, Torriauno McCullough II, 24, of Stephens Street, was wounded when a bullet grazed his right arm; he refused treatment at the scene, according to the police report.

Four 911 calls were placed to county dispatchers on the morning of the incident.

A man called screaming, “He’s been shot, he’s been shot, man … come on man, come on man.”

A female caller told dispatchers she heard four shots that sounded like they came from “right behind the bar.”

But another male caller told dispatchers he heard three shots.

“(It) woke me up out of the bed,” the man said.

A man who did not want to give his name said a “four-door, gray car peeled off right after the shooting happened.”

The man described the car as an older box-style make, possibly a Chevy or a Buick.

There were a number of people in the bar and in the immediate vicinity when the shooting occurred, but according to police, detectives have received minimal cooperation from potential witnesses.

People with information on this incident, no matter how insignificant the information may seem to them, are encouraged to contact the Hamilton Police Department Investigations Bureau at 513-868-5811 ext. 2002.