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Victims identified in Cincinnati area Hampton Inn shooting

SYCAMORE TWP., Hamilton County — Authorities responded to a shooting across from Kenwood Towne Centre around 10:15 p.m.

By 11 p.m., 15 Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office vehicles surrounded the entrance to the Hampton Inn on Ronald Reagan Drive.

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office identified victims as 15-year-old Ja’Quan D. Howard and 20-year-old Taymar A. Jones, our media partner WCPO-TV in Cinncinati reported.

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An 18-year-old who was shot in the foot was treated and released from the hospital, police said.

Investigators on the scene reported that 10-12 people were in the room where the shooting happened and all fled the scene.

The investigation is still ongoing, according to WCPO-TV.