Police: Shooting victims and car accident may be connected

(WDTN Photo/Darren King)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) –  Police in Dayton are working to determine if three people who were shot and a car that rolled onto its side Monday evening are connected.

Miami Valley Hospital Campus Police called the Dayton Police Department around 5:30 Monday evening and reported three people walked into the emergency room with gunshot wounds, according to Montgomery County Dispatchers.

Lieutenant Mark Ponichtera of the Dayton Police Department told reporters Monday two of the three victims are in critical condition at Miami Valley Hospital and the third is in stable condition.

(WDTN Photo/Chris Smith)
(WDTN Photo/Chris Smith)

Police also say they believe a car that rolled onto its side on West 3rd Street may have been fleeing the area of Ardmore Avenue and West 2nd Street. Ponichtera said the driver of that car was also taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Police are still trying to determine if the driver of the car that crashed in the 2000 block of West 3rd Street is a victim, a witness or a suspect. He is being detained for questioning as a person of interest until his role can be determined.

Police had the 2000 block of West 3rd Street closed while they investigated the car accident.

Pollice searched a home on Ardmore Avenue while investigating the shooting and found a bullet hole in the house. Several people are being questioned about what happened Monday evening and Homicide Detectives from the Dayton Police Department are now handling the investigation.

2 NEWS will continue to follow this story and will keep you updated as we learn more.


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