Child killed in Queens Ave shooting

Dayton Police are called to the scene of a reported shooting at Harvard Boulevard and Philadelphia Drive (WDTN Photo/Chris Smith)
Dayton Police are called to the scene of a reported shooting at Harvard Boulevard and Philadelphia Drive (WDTN Photo/Chris Smith)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A one year old boy has died after he and two others are shot in Dayton.

The Montgomery County Coroner has confirmed 13-month-old Elijah Johnson died overnight.

Police tell 2 NEWS the other victims, an elderly woman and a 25-year-old man will be okay.

After the three were shot, the woman took the two to Good Samaritan hospital but didn’t check in herself, according to authorities.

“She dropped off the 25-year-old male and then the child then left that scene. Left the hospital even though she was shot in the shoulder,” said Lt. Shanon Mason.

All three were shot outside a home on Queens Avenue Thursday night and after the elderly woman took her one year old grandson and daughter’s boyfriend to the hospital she kept driving.

Dayton police were notified of shooting victims by Good Samaritan hospital and were given a description of the woman and her vehicle.

The woman’s car was located near College Hill Park. Two miles away from where she was shot. She was then taken by ambulance to Miami Valley hospital, police said.

Nathaniel Cole lives within earshot of where the shooting happened and asked police Thursday night to help clean up his neighborhood.

“I know you guys can’t be at this spot all the time. They pass by here and exchange drugs out of their cars continuously. I hope you will all patrol this undercover,” Cole said.

Investigators continue to gather information on who was pulling the trigger.

“The 25-year-old is not very forthcoming with information, so all we have is a black vehicle at this point. We have no idea how many people were involved,” said Lt. Mason.

After investigating another shooting involving a small child within a month, Lt. Mason said changes need to be made.

“We just need people to realize that guns kill and we need to stop the gun violence in the city,” Mason said. “This is ridiculous. children are innocent. They shouldn’t suffer the consequences of people firing off guns.”

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