TROTWOOD, Ohio (WDTN) — Trotwood Police say a group of suspects setup two people at an Elmore Street home before shooting them late on Thursday night.
It happened around 11 p.m. on Thursday at a home in the first block of Elmore.
Police say a group of suspects forced a family member of the homeowners to come from outside the city and call the people living in the house.
After a woman was lured outside, the group of suspects forced the woman back inside, where a fight broke out with that woman’s boyfriend.
Shots were fired, leaving the man and woman wounded. The woman escaped the home after being shot and ran to a neighbors house to call for help.
The man suffered serious injuries, while the woman suffered non-life threatening injuries. The victims were transported to separate regional hospitals.
At this time, police aren’t able to say if the victims knew the suspects, but Chief Erik Wilson has an early idea of who investigators are searching for.
“We’re looking for at least three male suspects,we believe to be black male, African-American suspects,” Wilson said.
Wilson said he’s surprised this type of crime would happen in such a quiet neighborhood.
“This is very unusual in this part of town,” Wilson said. “It’s very disheartening for me that this has happened.”
“All of our detectives are out working, so hopefully we can get a resolution to what took place.”
Wilson says the suspects will face felonious assault charges, and could face kidnapping charges for forcing the family member back into the city to make the call that lured the woman outside.