Video interview with Police Chief
Loveland, Ohio - Police Chief Tim Sabransky said Wednesday morning that his department is continuing to investigate a shooting that occurred late Sunday evening in the 300 block of Broadway Street in Clermont County.
A twenty-three year-old male resident of the city was shot in the leg twice, taken to the hospital for treatment, and later released.
Sabransky said it has been difficult to determine exactly what happened because of reluctance of witnesses, and conflicting accounts. He said the department is still actively investigating the shooting. The department is looking for three suspects.
Sabransky said the shooting occurred outside a residence and initially appeared to be a drug deal gone bad or a set up for a robbery with a “pretense” for a drug transition.
No charges have been filed and no one has been arrested. Ballistic tests of a 45 cal. semi-automatic handgun found at the scene have not yet been done. Two to three shots were fired.
The Chief said he believed the shooting was an “isolated, targeted” event and does not feel there should be alarm in the neighborhood. He said he did not believe it was a “random” crime because all involved knew each other. He also said that the suspects are known to police and is surprised the incident rose to the level that a gun was fired.
Anyone with information, is encouraged to contact the Loveland Police Department at 513-677-7000.