"I know the families have had enough," Chief Bucheit said. "I don't know what it's going to take to get these young men to understand exactly the consequences to this and the pain they are causing and have caused."
According to the preliminary investigation, police were dispatched to the 800 block of South Front Street just after 6:30 p.m. on a report of multiple shots fired. They found the victims, who were taken to separate hospitals.
Because investigators are hearing names familiar to them in terms of possible suspects, the chief said he's hoping to make a quick arrest.
"They knew who they were targeting," he said. "This is contained, my opinion, to a relatively small handful of people."
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Meantime, he said, police are working to make sure there is no carryover violence from tonight's shooting.
"It's a tragic situation out here tonight for this family. For both families involved, it's senseless."
Chief Bucheit asked citizens who have information that could help police to call Crime Stoppers, 513-352-3040.
1 dead, 1 wounded in Hamilton shooting
The Butler County coroner has been called to a shooting in the 800 block of Front Street in Hamilton, where there are two victims, our news partner WCPO.com is reporting.
Hamilton Police Chief Craig Bucheit tweeted about the incident minutes ago.
As many as two people have been taken to different hospitals and Hamilton police remain at the scene, county sheriff’s dispatchers report.
One of the wounded has been taken to Fort Hamilton Hospital, the other to UC Health West Chester Hospital.
We’re working to learn more about the incident. We will update this developing report.