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South Cumminsville Shooting Victim Dies from Injuries

SOUTH CUMMINSVILLE, Ohio (Brad Underwood) -- A man was shot in the head inside his home in South Cumminsville around midnight Saturday while holding his 1-year-old.

This is just the latest act of violence on Beekman Street where crime is a growing problem.

Later on Saturday, 21-year-old Raheem Stenson was brain dead, and the family was deciding to take him off life support. Late Saturday night, Cincinnati Police confirmed that Stenson had died from his injuries.

While it's unclear what happened inside Stenson's home, his sister believes he knew the person who shot him.

Jenayai Stenson wants answers to who shot her younger brother and why.

"He had a baby, they shot that man with his baby in his hand. We just want to know why, he had nothing," she says.

Police are looking for one or two suspects who left Raheem's home in a gold Nissan Maxima. Jenayai believes her brother knew the shooter, and was possibly walking to the back of the home to get a small amount of marijuana for that person.

"I guess he was going to get whatever he was going to get, but they never gave him a chance. And they shot my brother in his head. It ain't right, it aint fair," says Jenayai.

Raheem does not have a criminal record in Hamilton County. His neighbor of four years, Anna Billings, says in this neighborhood, the violence doesn't seem to stop.

"It's very violent here, in the summer you can hear rounds being fired back and forth all the time," says Billings.

Almost five months ago, a few blocks south of Stenson's shooting, William "Aaron" King was shot and killed inside his wireless doctor store.

Billings says something has to change on Beekman Street.

"It's coming to a point where we've got to do something. I know the police are trying but this particular area, Cumminsville, Millvale and Moosewood are particularly violent," she says.

For the Stenson family, there's only one message to those responsible for shooting Raheem:

"Y'all causing my family to hurt, whoever you is that did this. I hope you reap everything that you sow, and get everything that you going to get. You took my only baby brother out of ten kids."

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