TROTWOOD, Ohio (WDTN) — Trotwood Police are investigating after a 37-year-old woman was shot in the leg at an apartment early on Wednesday morning.
Police responded to a shooting call just before 4 a.m. on Wednesday in the 4900 block of Bloomfield Drive.
Chief Erik Wilson says the woman was shot in the leg after a fight broke out during a gathering of family and close friends. Police aren’t sure if the woman was the intended target or if she was shot accidentally. She was taken to Miami Valley Hospital with reported non-life-threatening injuries.
Wilson says the people at the apartment are not cooperating with the investigation. Several people who were there when the shooting happened left the scene, and police are working to identify those people so they can speak with them about the incident. There were children inside the apartment at the time of the shooting, according to police, but none of them were hurt.
“It looks like a majority of the people were family members, so its nothing out of the ordinary for family members to be over at other family member’s house, and it get late and say hey I am going to just stay,” says Wilson.
Police are also investigating a scene at the intersection of Shiloh Springs and Denlinger roads in Trotwood. Officers pulled over a car there. Wilson says this scene might be connected to the incident on Bloomfield Drive. Investigators say they believe the car fled the scene with the victim inside, but they are working to learn more information.
“Obviously we’re here to help. We want to get to the bottom of what happened, to the truth,” says Wilson. “When the witnesses, and in fairness to the victim, we haven’t had a time to really get to talk to them because at this time they’re in the hands and care of the emergency medical staff and the hospital. So, we have to let them do their thing before we can really get to them and interview the victim to get their side of the story. We’re hoping they can tell us what took place.”
No one is in custody at this point.
The Trotwood Police Department is investigating. If you have any information that could help, call Trotwood Police at 937-854-7200.