Man indicted in Hamilton shooting incident that caused school lockdown

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Van Jackson

A Cincinnati man has been indicted for the November shooting of a Middletown man on a Hamilton street.

Van Jackson, 21, is charged with attempted murder and felonious assault for the Nov. 1 shooting in Bailey Square near the intersection of South Second and Chestnut streets.

Jackson is housed in the Butler County Jail, and his case has been assigned to Butler County Common Pleas Judge Jennifer McElfresh, but an arraignment date has not been set.

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The shooting occurred just after 1 p.m., according to the Hamilton police report. Jeremy Watson, 33, of Middletown, suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Several residences were also hit by gunfire.

According to officials, Jackson was wounded in the crossfire and later showed up at an area hospital.

Officers and detectives were at the shooting scene for four hours collecting bullet casings and other evidence.

Hamilton Schools put Riverview Elementary School, which is several blocks from the shooting scene, into a lockdown following the shooting.

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