15-year-old girl shot in the back in North College Hill home


    A 15-year-old girl was shot while inside her North College Hill home late Wednesday night. (WKRC)

    NORTH COLLEGE HILL, Ohio (WKRC) - A 15-year-old girl went through surgery Thursday after she was shot in the back while standing in the kitchen of her home.

    The teen was shot Wednesday night just after 11 p.m. inside the house on Goodman Avenue near Savannah Avenue. Her 17-year-old sister called 911 to report hearing shots.

    "I think somebody is shooting in my house or throwing fireworks," the 17-year-old girl said.

    Evarest Bubonye lives next door and heard the shots.

    "I was in bed, and I just heard three shots, this side, then I said, 'Oh,' and I turned to my wife, 'there's some shots,'" Bubonye said.

    A second 911 caller explained what she heard:

    "I just heard two different sets of gunshots. Three shots each," the woman said.

    According to the police report, five shots were fired at the house. Two shell casings were found in the front of the house in the street, and three shots were fired at the east side of the home along Savannah.

    The teen's sister called 911 a second time, frantically asking for help to arrive.

    "There's a hole in her back and she's bleeding," the teen said.

    Dispatcher: "Did the bullets come through your house, or did someone shoot her intentionally?"

    Caller: "I don't know. She was standing in the kitchen."

    Neighbors and police said the teen and her family had only lived in the house for a short time. A neighbor who didn't want to be identified said there were people coming and going from the home often. The shooting has Bubonye thinking about finding a new place to live.

    "It's very scary, especially. That's why I want to move away from this place. It's really terrible. I'm not experienced in this type of situation," Bubonye said.

    Police said Thursday neither the teen nor her family is cooperating with the investigation.

    Anyone with information about the shooting can call CrimeStoppers at 513-352-3040.

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