Hamilton police on scene of shooting

Second shot was fired into building during fatal shooting incident in Hamilton

A second shot was fired into a building after a 18-year-old man was fatally shot Saturday at a Hamilton intersection, according to the police report just released.

After shots were fired hitting Londale Harvey of Hamilton in a car on Fairview at Pleasant Avenue, a shot was fired into the building at 2501 Pleasant, according to police. Edward Buschard was in the building but was not injured by the bullet, according to the report.

INITIAL REPORT

An 18-year-old man was killed on Saturday in a shooting incident in Hamilton, according to police.

Londale Harvey was shot during the incident at about 1:04 p.m. in the area of Pleasant and Fairview avenues. Officers found Harvey shot when they arrived on the scene.

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Anyone with pertinent information is asked to call the Hamilton Police Department’s Investigations Section at 513-868-5811, extension 2002.

Information about the city’s first apparent homicide of 2019 was released Monday morning, nearly two days after the daytime shooting in a busy residential neighborhood.

On Sunday, police released no information including the identity of the victim, whether the victim is alive or dead or any medical conditions on the victim despite multiple calls by Journal-News reporters.

According to scanner traffic on Saturday afternoon, police were told to look for a black BMW with four men inside in connection with the shooting.

A Volkswagen car riddled with bullet holes was parked on Fairview that was roped off as a crime scene for hours.

Residents on Fairview behind the crime scene that is flanked by a church and barber shop described the shooting as a drive by with the suspects circling the block before firing shots and after the shooting stopping to pick up shell casings.

As of Sunday evening, Frank Downie, the founder and chairman of PROTOCOL which is the Lindenwald Community Council, still had not heard anything official about the shooting from Hamilton police or any other city officials.

“No one from the city reached out to us,” Downie said. “It’s a horrible thing that happened. No one wants to see that happen close to home. We’re not thrilled that’s happened here.”

Downie said getting information about the shooting from police “could had dispelled a lot of rumors on social media.”

He said PROTOCOL (People Reaching Out To Others Celebrating Our Lindenwald) has been working with city officials to slowly rebuild the business area on (U.S.) 127 (Pleasant Avenue).

“This is not the type of publicity you want when you’re trying to attract new businesses,” he said.

Two neighbors who live near the shooting location said they heard multiple shots outside their homes.

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