Man shot, beaten in robbery attempt

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Dayton police said a man was shot in the leg and beaten by a group of people early Tuesday morning.

The man told police he went to a home of someone he knows in the 800 block of Five Oaks Avenue around 1:15 a.m.

When the victim got there, he told police he ran into four people he didn’t know. The man said he felt uncomfortable and left, but said the suspects followed him out of the house.

Authorities said the group shot the victim once and tried to rob him.   The bullet hit the victim once in the leg.

The suspects ran away. It’s unclear if they got any of the victim’s belongings.

Police are interviewing a witness in an attempt to identify the suspects.

The victim is recovering at Miami Valley Hospital. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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