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Two sisters allegedly shot a BB gun at homeless people in Cincinnati, warrants issued

Source: Cincinnati Police Department

Jun. 8 2021, Published 3:01 p.m. ET

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Two women allegedly shot at homeless people in Cincinnati, Ohio, with a BB gun and now police ask for the public's help finding the sisters.

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Brittany Hopper, 29, and her sister, Kelsey Hopper, 28, were named as suspects after tips came in from the public, according to Cincinnati police. The shootings happened on June 3 and the women were named as suspects this week.

Officers say the sisters drove up to homeless people as they slept and fired the BB gun at them.

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Video footage was recovered from one of the incidents that showed suspects repeatedly shooting at a pair of homeless people.

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Authorities say two people had minor injuries, according to WLWT.

Police are also allegedly looking for a Black man who was in the backseat with the girls when they opened fire, WLWT reported.

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At least one of the victims was not homeless. Brandon Hughes, the owner of a new restaurant in town called Copper & Flame, says he was shot by the same car about 24 hours before the other shootings, according to Local 12. He said a woman pulled over and asked for directions before the shooting started.

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“And again, I am saying, 'Yeah, you take a left here,' and the back seat passenger pulls a gun out and shoots me. I was just trying to do a nice thing for somebody and got popped for it. Doesn’t make any sense to me,” Hughes told Local 12.

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Hughes still has a BB deeply embedded in his neck that cannot be removed, Local 12 reported.

Officers say the suspects tried to paint the hood and fender of the car in the video to change its appearance, but it was unconvincing.

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Police have impounded the vehicle, leading them to the sisters as suspects.

Authorities are asking Brittany and Kelsey Hopper to turn themselves in. Neither was home when police went to check at their residence.

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"I can't believe they did that. They're grown adults with babies. On top of that, how would they like somebody doing that to their kids? That's not right," the suspects’ grandmother Linda Barker said, according to WLWT.

Barker said each of the women has three children.

Police have warrants for both women on three counts of assault.

If you have information on the whereabouts of any of the suspects, call Crime Stoppers at (513) 352-3040.


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