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Lian Nung
  • Case number: 3014
  • Incident location: West 6th ramp to I75 south
    Cincinnati, Ohio - Hamilton County
  • Incident date: 7/25/2017
  • Homicide date: 7/25/2017
  • Date of birth: 12/14/1988
  • Gender: Male
  • Race/Ethnicity: Asian
  • Height: 5'05"
  • Weight: 125
  • Hair color: Black
  • Eye color: Brown
  • Law enforcement agency: Cincinnati Police Department


On July 25, 2017 at 5:10pm Lian Cung Nung was traveling southbound onto Interstate 75 south ramp from 6th St in Downtown Cincinnati. He was driving his 2005 blue Toyota Camry KY/578JWF. His wife, Siang Hlei Par, was in the passenger seat and they were the only occupants of the vehicle. Mr. Nung was shot while in traffic. He was transported to local hospital and was pronounced deceased at 8:16pm on July 26, 2017. Homicide Detectives interviewed wife, Mrs. Par, shortly after the shooting. She and her husband are Bermese immigrants and she speaks only a little English. She was able to tell us that she did not hear any horns blowing or her husband making any sudden turns, leading us to believe this was not a "road rage" incident. Several witnesses at the scene heard gunshots or what they later determined to be gunshots but no one saw a shooter. Video from a public transportation bus "Tank" bus was recovered and this video contains audio as well as visual documentation of the the victim's vehicle. The video shows the lane of travel the victim was in and it documented the speed the bus the traveling, approximately 6MPH. The bus was about 5 cars ahead of the victim and the video is from each side of the bus. The audio picks up 2 gunshots, first gunshot sounds different than the second in pitch. Both gunshots are consecutive of each other. Immediately after the shots are heard you can see the victim strike the vehicle in front of him then his vehicle drives off to the right, coming to rest at the guardrail. Victim's vehicle sustained driver's side window damage. Glass was shattered after his removal from the car by paramedics. No evidence of the second bullet was observed or recovered either from the victim, his car , or the surrounding area. A search of the area was unable to produce any shell casings or otherwise determine the origin of the shots. This area is congested with on and off ramps to various parts of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. At the time of this shooting the Brent Spence bridge that connects Ohio and Kentucky was under construction and there were heavy traffic back ups. We have consulted with two firearms examiners in the Hamilton County lab and all they had to examine were very little bullet fragments and copper jacketing fragments that were recovered from the victim and the victim's vehicle. They are unable to see any marking on the tiny fragments recovered. Several canvasses and examinations of the area have lead us to believe that the shot couldn't have come from any buildings in the area. The most likely scenario is the shot was fired from an adjacent ramp that leads to eastbound Fort Washington Way. Due to the height of the ramp and angle needed to make the shot and it could not have come from a sedan or a low riding vehicle.


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