In response to a rash of shootings in
Cincinnati’s Avondale neighborhood, a state lawmaker has proposed
tougher penalties for anyone who discharges a firearm while committing a
criminal offense that results in the injury or death of a child. State Sen. Eric Kearney (D-North
Avondale) has introduced a bill that, if passed, would add an additional
10-year prison term to an existing sentence for any person who
discharges a firearm while committing an offense.