Child in critical condition

Resident of Hamilton neighborhood where 2 children wounded in shooting relieved after arrest

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Noah Kaleb Jones, 23, of the 600 block of Eaton Avenue, is facing charges from a Nov. 21 shooting into a home on Lulu Avenue that injured a toddler and a 9-year-old girl, according to Hamilton Municipal Court officials and documents obtained by the Journal-News.

Jones is charged with two counts of felonious assault and discharge of a firearm into a habitation. He was arraigned this morning in Hamilton Municipal Court, where Judge Dan Gattermeyer set bond at $500,000.

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A mother of a 5-year-old girl and a 3-year-old boy told the Journal-News today she was “afraid to let her children outside to play” in the days following the shooting. 

“I didn’t know if the shooter would come back or not,” said the mother who wanted to remain anonymous. 

Noah Kaleb Jones
Photo: Butler County Jail

She said she heard one shot and then about one minute later, five or six shots. She immediately called 911 to report the shooting, she told the Journal-News today.

At the time of the shooting, her daughter was lying on a couch in the living room. She has now told her children that if they hear shots again, they should lie on their stomachs on the floor.

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Police were called shortly after 9:30 p.m. Nov. 21 to a report of a child shot inside a home in the 100 block of Lulu Avenue.  

When they arrived, the 2-year-old gunshot victim was being driven by her mother to Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Campus in Liberty Twp. From there, the child was transferred to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati.  

A hospital employee said Tuesday night the child had been discharged, but that it wasn’t clear when.  

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Neighbors previously told the Journal-News that a man drove by the house twice and shot multiple times.

Jones is scheduled to be back in court Dec. 6 for a preliminary hearing.

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