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Police: New details emerge in fake gender reveal party; shootings likely drug-related

Police are offering a $10K reward for information that leads to arrests of the suspects who killed a woman and injured others

New details surrounding the case of a shooting at a gender-reveal party last month have emerged, but only make the case more confusing.

The July 8 party on Capstan Drive in Colerain Township near Cincinnati, Ohio, was planned to reveal the gender of the baby Cheyanne Willis, 21, was expecting. During the celebration, police reports say two masked gunmen walked into the home and fired 14 rounds, according to Cincinnatti.com.

Twenty-two-year old Autumn Garrett of Indiana was killed and her husband and two young children were injured in the shooting. Five other people – including a third child – and a dog were also injured in the attack.

Immediately following the shooting, Willis told authorities and the public that she lost the baby after being shot in the leg.

However, according to new statements made by the Colerain Township Police Department, Willis wasn’t pregnant at all, and the shooting was “in no way random,” reports 10News.

Police department spokesman Jim Love said new evidence reveals several people at the party had ties to three difference drug circles. He also said the public is not believed to be in danger.

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Investigators are working their way through thousands of text messages, emails, and other evidence and they expect the investigation to take time, given the complexity and possible connection to other investigations.

About 30 people had been at the party, although only half that were there when the shooting occurred, reported Fox19. Witnesses have not been cooperating with investigators.

In a statement released Tuesday, Colerain Township Police Chief Mark Denney wrote:

“From the start of this investigation, our detectives have met significant resistance from several of the victims and witnesses. This resistance involves the purposeful omission of key information and the fabrication of stories. This affects the credibility of our witnesses should they be needed to testify and prolongs the investigative process. The harm that this has caused the investigation cannot be over-stated.”

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Fox19 reports an anonymous donor is offering $10,000 for information that would lead to arrests.

Anyone with information is asked to call or text 513-470-7165.

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