Javier Randolph Death – 16-year-old killed in Evanston shooting identified

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Javier Randolph Death – Obituary : Authorities said 16-year-old Javier Randolph was found shot to death behind a home near Walnut High School in Evanston.

Officials responded to the 1600 block of Jonathan Avenue and Montgomery Road at about 1:15 p.m., on a shots fired report.

CPD Lt. Steve Saunders said it is not immediately unknown if Randolph is a student of Walnut High School.

Mingo explains Randolph was walking home from school when he was shot.

Police say his mother was in the area when the shooting occurred.

“The thing that really concerns us, is that he didn’t know a lot of people in the neighborhood. A lot of people in the neighborhood didn’t know him. They knew of his family. He’d only been in this neighborhood four or five months,”  said Mingo.

Mayor John Cranley released a statement, saying the 16-year-old’s death is “unacceptable.”

“This is nothing short of tragic, absolutely heartbreaking, and unacceptable that a 16-year old boy lost his life today to gun violence.

“Make no mistake; the police will bring the shooter to justice,” he added.

“And to anyone perpetrating violence in our city: stop now. You, too, will face the consequences. Two shootings in 24 hours are two too many. If you know anything about these shootings, please come forward. I am praying for the child who lost his life.”

CPD’s Homicide Unit is investigating. Police urge anyone with information to call the Homicide Unit at (513) 352-3542.Walnut Hills High School was on lockout due to the police activity in the area, Cincinnati Public Schools Communications Officer Frances Russ said.

The school was dismissed as usual at 3 p.m., according to Russ.