Written By: Ishton W. Morton – November 23rd, 2019
On Thursday, November 21st, 2019 while attending a meeting, a participant at that meeting who was late broke the news that there was a shooting vicinity of Northwest High School which resulted in her being late for the meeting. She had to seek an alternative route.
Subsequently, officials said an in-school argument resulted in an after-school shooting in the vicinity of Northwest High School which left one man dead and another injured.
On Thursday, November 21st, 2019, at approximately 3:00 P. M. on Pippin Road a shooting ensued in the neighborhood of the Colerain Township public high school.
Accordingly, Friday morning, November 22nd, 2019, officials said, in a Hamilton County courtroom two of the people involved were students at Northwest and were involved in some sort of argument during school hours that spilled over into after-school hours.
Sources said the shooting happened near the school, in the area of Butterwick and Newmarket drives. Investigators believed that the two men were shot along the street as students were heading home at dismissal.
Reportedly, student Sammantha Alaqrabawi said, “It was just, just run. It was all I could think of, was just to run and just to go down the street.”
Pursuant to the school going on lockdown, administrators notified parents of the incident.
According to police report the shooting victims were found in a car on Waycross Road in Springfield Township.
Subsequently, 25 year-old Rashad Sahid, was pronounced dead at the scene. Accordingly a second victim, an 18-year-old student at the school, was shot in the arm. He was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
According to Colerain Police Chief Mark Denney, Sahid does not have ties to the high school.
Nonetheless, the bigger question or puzzling component to this equation continues to be; who did 25 year-old Rashad Sahid become involved in this situation?
Moreover, authorities said the two suspects were found hiding in the area near the school. Again; why would they be hiding in the area near the school? Something seems to is awfully cynical.
Nonetheless, 18 year-old Brian Holmes of Cincinnati, and a 17-year-old student who is not named or identified simply because he is a juvenile were arrested on murder charges.
Also, officials close to the case said a gun was recovered at the scene.
Additionally, on Friday Colerain Police Detective Mike Stockmeyer in a Hamilton County courtroom said “They decided that they were going to resolve that conflict by having a conflict off of school grounds after school let out. One of those two students, who is a juvenile co-defendant in the case, contacted this defendant and asked him to be present for the fight also. This defendant decided to take it upon himself to bring a gun and opened fire on the other group of individuals before the fight started.”
As a result, bond was set at $1.5 million for Holmes. Officials continued to say, the 17-year-old suspect’s case will likely move to adult court in a few weeks.
Alarmingly, the entire situation is all too real for parents who already worry about safety every day.
Tammy Brewster a mother had this to say; “You never know. I literally live right across the street from the school. It could have been my kids. It could have been my daughters. You know, the bullets don’t have eyes.”
On Friday, November 22nd, 2019 as police and cars involving in process evidence collections Northwest High School remain closed thusly giving people some time to process violence being so close to their homes. Also, officials said all activities scheduled school for Friday has been canceled.
Denney said.”We’ll make sure that we get the students through this, and we’re happy that we’re able to come together as neighboring communities and make sure that this gets taken care of correctly”