Four people hit by gunfire during weekend incidents in Middletown

Four transported to hospital; police say no victims are cooperating with investigators.

MIDDLETOWN — Four people were shot over the weekend in Middletown and police say the victims are not cooperating with the investigations.

The shootings occurred on Friday and Sunday.

The shooting on Sunday happened at 3:08 a.m. in the 2400 block of Roosevelt Avenue when two males were hit by gunfire, police said. The victims were transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Maj. Eric Crank, acting Middletown police chief in absence of Chief David Birk, said the gun violence on Roosevelt involved a vehicle being hit by bullets.

At 9:30 p.m. Friday, two males were shot while sitting on the porch of a residence in the 200 block of Shafor Street. The victims were also taken to the hospital for treatment.

Crank said detectives are continuing to investigate both incidents but do not know if they are related “because the victims are not cooperating. They are not saying a word to us.”

He added in both incidents victims and others are saying it was just random.

“We know that is not true,” Crank said. “They don’t shoot up a house and they don’t drive by a car and shoot it while it is driving down the road without a reason.”

As of Monday afternoon, there were no arrests and all victims were alive.

The investigations into these incidents are ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Kristi Hughes at 513-425-7733 or police dispatch center at 513-425-7700.

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