Woman riding in car fatally shot in Trotwood

Police investigate after a woman was fatally shot while riding in a car.

TROTWOOD, Ohio (WDTN) – A woman is fatally shot while riding in a car in Trotwood.

It happened in the 5200 block of Salem Avenue at 2:50 a.m. Sunday.

According to a press release, the 20-year-old female was in a car traveling south on Salem when it was hit by gunfire from another vehicle.

The Montgomery County Coroner’s office has identified the victim as Jessica Wilson of Dayton.

She was taken to Grandview Hospital where she later died.

Officers do not believe that Wilson was the intended target of the shooting.

A short time later, a trooper from the Dayton Post of the Ohio State Patrol tried to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation. The car took off and was later stopped by spike strips.

The occupants of the car ran off and have not been identified.

Police don’t know if the incidents are related.

If you have any information regarding this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 937-222-7867.


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