A shooting incident in the West End of Cincinnati has left the community reeling, with a heavy police presence deployed to the area on Friday night. Reports indicate that the shooting occurred on Betton Street, close to Linn Street, around 9:30 p.m., prompting swift emergency response efforts.

Officials at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital have confirmed the admission of multiple patients with gunshot wounds, although specific details regarding the victims’ ages and conditions have yet to be disclosed. The shooting site, situated less than half a mile from Taft High School, heightened concerns as a high school football game was underway during the time of the incident.

Cincinnati authorities have been actively engaged in the ongoing investigation, with officers swiftly responding to the scene following reports of multiple victims. While the exact number of individuals affected has not been officially released, police communications have indicated that several victims have been transported to both Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for urgent medical attention.

The story is being updated.