Police said after the shooting they received information about a silver Acura SUV reported stolen Sunday from Sugarcreek Twp. — it matched the description of the suspect vehicle in the shooting.
Officers found the Acura on Wednesday while responding to another call, according to police. The Acura was unoccupied in a parking lot in the 2600 block of North Gettysburg Ave., just north of Hillcrest.
“While the recovery of the vehicle is a positive development in the investigation, our commitment to apprehending the individuals responsible remains paramount,” read a statement from the department.
Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to call the police department at 937-333-COPS (2677) or, to report tips anonymously, contact Miami Valley Crime Stoppers at 937-222-STOP (7867) or MiamiValleyCrimeStoppers.com.
A 911 caller told dispatchers he was at a traffic light near the incident when a silver vehicle pulled up behind him and a passenger started shooting into a group of people.
The man said he didn’t know whether anyone was shot, but reported multiple rounds were fired.
Dayton Mayor Jeffrey Mims Jr. and police Chief Kamran Afzal both gave statements earlier this week voicing frustration over the shooting.
“It pains me to talk about the situation downtown today,” Mims said.
“We want to assure everyone that their safety remains our top priority,” Afzal stated.
The pair said investigators will be using technology to help identify the suspects. Wednesday police installed a mobile video surveillance trailer in the 100 block of South Jefferson Street, just south of the RTA Hub and east of Levitt Pavilion.
Staff writers Cornelius Frolik and Daniel Susco contributed to this report.