90 shots fired in drive-by on Miami Twp. residential street; no injuries reported

Credit: Marshall Gorby

Credit: Marshall Gorby

No one was injured Tuesday morning after approximately 90 shots were fired during a drive-by shooting in Miami Twp.

The shooting was reported around 8:04 a.m. in the 6100 block of Verdi Drive in a normally quiet neighborhood east of Ohio 741 (North Springboro Pike) and a mile northeast of Bishop Leibold school.

A man called 911 and reported his house was shot, according to dispatch records.

He said there were kids in the house, but no one was injured.

At least two vehicles are believed to have opened fire at a house, according to Miami Twp. police. Crews collected approximately 90 shell casing from multiple firearms.

“We believe the suspects specifically targeted this residence,” Sgt. Paul Nienhaus said. “This appears to be an isolated incident. The neighborhood is safe.”

Resident Kathy Bundy said she heard gunfire, but didn’t see the shooting.

“I heard what sounded like at first firecrackers,” she said. “It was kind of startling because it was early in the morning; nobody would expect fireworks. Then there was another round.”

Bundy said she looked out the window and saw two vehicles driving away toward Brahms Boulevard.

“They sped up and kind of flew out of the neighborhood,” she said.

Dozens of evidence markers could be seen in the street.

Investigators are continuing to follow up on leads in the shooting. No one has been arrested as of Tuesday afternoon.

The case has some similarity to a February incident in Kettering where 15-20 shots were fired from a car at a Renwood Drive duplex building in a residential neighborhood. Kettering police also referred to that case as a “targeted incident.”

Credit: Marshall Gorby

Credit: Marshall Gorby

Credit: Marshall Gorby

Credit: Marshall Gorby

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