Police take 1 person in for questioning in Springfield shooting

A woman is shot in Springfield and is taken to Miami Valley Hospital (Photo/Don Hatcher).
A woman is shot in Springfield and is taken to Miami Valley Hospital (Photo/Don Hatcher).

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – Springfield police are looking for a black BMW after a woman was shot while driving this afternoon.

Police are at Quality Inn where police are questioning people who may have knowledge about the shooting.

A search warrant was issued for the hotel after employees said they believe they know who might be involved and the inn was the last place the black BMW was seen leaving.

So far, we’ve learned the woman was shot while driving her car around noon down North Street in Springfield. Police confirmed that she was behind the wheel at the time.

It all happened just two blocks from the Springfield Police Department. The police chief Stephen Moody said they are looking into whether or not this was a case of road rage as a possible motive.

“Initial Information we have is that this may have occurred up near Florence and East Main Street.  We’re not sure whether the individuals involved from both vehicles knew each other or was this a random act of road rage.  We’re looking at both paths in that regard,” Moody said.

Police believe the suspect may still be on the run. They are searching for a 2002 black four-door BMW with a customized license plate “KING TEE” and it was last seen leaving the inn on Leffel Lane.

A witness who saw the incident and called 911 told 2 NEWS that he watched the car slowly roll down the street and continued to pass the traffic light before coming to a stop in the intersection of Spring Street and North Street.

“I assumed the car had broken down and you know they were going to push it out of the intersection. Well, when he got out of the car I could see he had blood on him and he was pretty upset. He was yelling. He mentioned that the driver was hurt and possibly dead. Then I ran back inside, grabbed my phone and called 911,” the witness said.

The woman was rushed to Springfield Regional Medical Center. Her condition had worsened and CareFlight was unable to transport her from Mami Valley Hospital earlier Friday afternoon.

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