OH shooting: 1 dead, 8 wounded in ambush at gender reveal party

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One person was killed and at least six others, including three children, were hurt after a shooting at a gender reveal party in southwestern OH on Saturday night, according to the Colerain Township Police Department.

Police were called at 11:20 p.m. about reports of a shooting at a house in Colerain Township, according to Colerain Township Police Officer James Love.

Love said witnesses reported two men leaving the home and traveling south on Capstan Drive shortly after the shooting. Based on 911 calls, it appears that two hooded men entered the home and opened fire before fleeing.

When the gunfire ended, one woman was dead and eight other people were wounded, including three children, according to police.

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A hospital spokeswoman told FOX 19 two adults were taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where one is listed in critical condition and a second is considered serious but stable. A gender reveal party is where friends and family gather to announce the sex of the baby.

Jim Love, a spokesperson for the police told WCPO that police are tracking down several leads.

"You're hoping that there won't be situations like this", Love said.

Witnesses told police they saw the two gunmen run out before driving away in a auto. A Colerain Township police spokesman says the motive for the shooting is unknown.

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