A ‘big’ shootout between two rival gangs of youths in Covington, Kentucky left three children aged seven, 11 and 14 injured along with a 41-year-old adult who were all taken to hospital
Three children, the youngest of whom was seven, and an adult were injured in a street shooting between two youth gangs in Kentucky, it has been reported.
Emergency services rushed to the incident on Russell Street near a Fedders store in Covington following reports of a shooting Monday night.
More than 10 police cars, three fire engines and several ambulances are at the scene.
Three children were taken to hospital with an adult but their condition is not yet known.
Families were watching when the fight broke out between two gangs of children, it is reported.
WCPO reporter Courtney Francisco tweeted: “Covington Police: Three child victims and one adult male. The juveniles are 7, 11 and 14 years old.
“The adult victim is 41 years old. No fatalities at this time.”
WLWT’s Jatara McGee tweeted: “Several witnesses at the scene tell me one of the victims is a young teenage girl. Witnesses also tell me there was a big fight and people heard gunshots. fire.
“Kenton County Commonwealth Solicitor Rob Sanders was right on the scene and said his office is drafting search warrants in relation to the shooting.”
Covington police said it was a “big fight” between many young people, but gave no information about any arrests.
He said: “Investigation so far indicates that the shooting stemmed from a large fight involving numerous minors.
“No further information will be released at this time. Patrol units, criminal investigators and Crime Lab personnel remain at the scene attempting to gather additional information and evidence.”
It comes two days after six people were killed and at least nine others were injured in a mass shooting in Sacramento, police said.
Terrified witnesses were seen sprinting after a fight broke out near bars in the California town as gunshots rang out.
The Sacramento Police Department confirmed six people died and at least nine others were injured.