Police: 2nd man has died after shooting

Associated Press Published:

CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati police say a second man found wounded after a gun battle at a street intersection has died.

Police say 18-year-old Tywaune Thomas was hospitalized in critical condition after the shooting Tuesday afternoon and succumbed to his injuries Wednesday.

Twenty-one-year-old Antwon Ward was found dead on the scene from apparent gunshot wounds when police responded to the shooting Tuesday.

Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell told WLWT-TV that the shooting was gang-related and that he believed it was in retaliation for a separate shooting in the same area that occurred last weekend.

He says the street has been plagued with violence and police plan to step up their presence in the area.


Information from: WLWT-TV, http://www.wlwt.com

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