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Shooting in Covington Lands One in Hospital

One man is in the hospital and another is behind bars after a shooting in Covington late Tuesday night.

Covington Police were called to 407 East 16th Street where a man was found suffering from a gunshot wound to his stomach. Dwayne Nichols, 27, was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center for treatment.

Randall Varner, 58, was arrested for an outstanding warrant and was charged with first degree assault.

It appears, according to police, that a pair of altercations led to Varner pulling out a rifle and shooting several shots, striking Nichols.

Police are asking anyone with any knowledge of the shooting to call the Covington Police Detective Bureau at 859.292.2234.
 
Further details were not immediately availble.
 
-Staff report
Photo: Randall Varner (via Kenton Co. Detention Center)