13 people shot, 2 killed in 3 shootings within 24 hours in city of Dayton

Mayor to address gun violence at Wednesday media briefing.

Thirteen people were shot, including an 11-year-old boy, in three separate shootings Monday in Dayton that resulted in two deaths.

Dayton Mayor Jeffrey Mims Jr. is scheduled to give remarks about gun violence and recent incidents during a noon Wednesday media briefing.

The most recent shooting happened Monday evening, when a man died and three others were shot, including an 11-year-old boy. It also marked the second deadly shooting involving multiple victims.

Officers were dispatched shortly before 6:55 p.m. to the 4900 block of Genesee Avenue for multiple people shot as a result of a domestic situation, said Lt. Steven Bauer of the Dayton Police Department.

“Upon arrival crews found an 11-year-old male and 35-year-old female with non-life-threatening injuries. Both were transported to area hospitals,” he said.

Another gunshot victim, a 36-year-old woman, drove herself to a local hospital for injuries also described as not life-threatening, Bauer said.

The suspect was a 42-year-old man who was the husband of one of the women shot. The man also had been shot. He arrived at a local hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased, the lieutenant said. His name has not yet been released.

The first shooting happened shortly before 1 a.m. in the 1500 block of Home Avenue near South Euclid Avenue.

One woman died and six other people were shot and wounded, including an 18-year-old man with life-threatening injuries, police said.

The woman killed was identified as 22-year-old Donna Zile by Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Lt. Col. Eric Henderson, deputy director and assistant chief of the Dayton Police Department, said it was a drive-by shooting believed to have involved multiple vehicles and multiple weapons and that it stemmed from a large party at a vacant house attended by juveniles and young adults.

The second shooing happened about 10 hours later, around 10:25 a.m. in the 1700 block of West Fifth Street near the James H. McGee Boulevard intersection.

A 911 caller reported she saw a man holding a gun to a second man who was on the ground, according to Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center records.

A 46-year-old man tried to steal a truck when the theft victim detained the suspect at gunpoint. However, the suspect then took out a gun and shot the victim, a 33-year-old man, who returned fire, striking the suspect before he drove away with the truck, according to Dayton police.

The victim was taken to a local hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, according to Dayton police.

The victim’s truck was recovered after the suspect, a felon with a parole warrant from Kentucky, later showed up at a hospital with injuries that also were not life-threatening, police said.

All three shootings remain under investigation.

Staff Writer Kristen Spicker contributed to this report.

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