Anti-violence advocate’s 18-year-old niece killed in downtown Cincinnati shooting

The 18-year-old niece of a prominent anti-violence advocate died after a shooting in the city center early Wednesday morning, police said.

Shamari Mingo died at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

She is the niece of the Reverend Peterson Mingo, he confirmed on Wednesday. Peterson Mingo has worked for years to combat gun violence in Cincinnati and most recently led the God Squad, a street advocacy group. He is the longtime pastor of Christ Temple Full Gospel Baptist Church in Evanston.

The shooting happened just before 2.30am on Fifth and Walnut streets near Government Square. A 16-year-old boy was hit by a bullet during the incident and was also hospitalized, officials said.

Cincinnati police have released no information on possible suspects. Investigators are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call CrimeStoppers at 513-352-3040, where information can be left anonymously.

This article originally appeared on the Cincinnati Enquirer: Shamari Mingo, niece of Pastor Peterson Mingo, killed in shooting

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