Police: Man killed in ‘targeted attack’ in Dayton

A man died following a shooting in Dayton early Monday morning that police said appeared to be a “targeted attack.”

Crews were called to the 2700 block of Oxford Avenue shortly after midnight on reports of a shooting, according to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch.

When Dayton police arrived, they found a man who had been shot.

“The adult male was pronounced deceased at the scene,” said Dayton police Lt. Steven Bauer. “Homicide detectives were requested to the scene to further the investigation. This does not appear to be a random act of violence, but a targeted attack.”

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Medics were called to scene, dispatch confirmed. The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office said they were also called to respond.

A witness reported hearing two men screaming then a gunshot. A 911 caller told a dispatcher a man was lying in the street, according to dispatch records.

Additional details revealed the man was shot multiple times.

A silver Malibu vehicle left the scene but it is not clear if it is connected to the shooting.

No suspects are in custody at this time, according to police.

Anyone with information on the shooting should call Dayton police at 937-333-1232 to speak to a detective. People can submit tips anonymously through Miami Valley Crime Stoppers at 937-222-STOP (7867) or www.miamivalleycrimestoppers.com.

We will continue to update this story as information is released.

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