Double fatal shooting in South Fairmount suspected to be murder, suicide

Police believe Clifford Smith shot and killed Ashley Montgomery and then killed himself (WKRC/CPD)

SOUTH FAIRMONT, Ohio (WKRC) - An early Saturday morning shooting has resulted in the death of two people.

The Cincinnati Police Department Homicide Unit responded to a double fatal shooting at 4:30 a.m. in South Fairmount.

On the scene, police located two victims suffering from gunshot wounds in the 1600 block of Waverly Ave. Both victims died at the scene.

The victims have been identified as Ashley Montgomery, 31, and Clifford Smith, 39.

The preliminary investigation indicates Smith shot Montgomery and then killed himself. It was initially reported that one person died at the scene and the other person was taken to UC Medical Center where they later died.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 513-352-3542.

Anyone with information about this suspect is asked to call Police Dispatch at 513-765-1212 or CrimeStoppers at 513-352-3040, text “CINTIP” plus your message to CRIMES (274637) or submit an online tip at TIP411.com. Callers may remain anonymous and may receive compensation for their information.

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