Five shot, two die in weekend shootings

Police are searching for suspects in two fatal weekend shootings that claimed the lives of two Trotwood residents. There were at least five shootings in the metro area that involved injuries this past weekend.

Harold G. Smith Jr., 48, of Trotwood, died at Miami Valley Hospital after being shot at 4 a.m. Saturday on West Third Street in Jefferson Twp.

A 911 caller relayed information that said the suspect wore a brown jacket and was driving a silver, four-door automobile. The dispatcher told those at an apartment where Smith was shot to keep applying pressure to his wounds as medics and officers got to the scene.

Smith was shot in the chest, according to initial reports.

Terion L. Dixon, 21, also of Trotwood, died during emergency surgery at Miami Valley after getting shot at about 5:40 p.m. Friday on Germantown Street. Dayton city officials did not respond to a message seeking comment.

Dixon reportedly staggered to a nearby market from 1700 Germantown. Police said two groups of people were standing outside when it happened, and each group gave officers a different account. Several evidence markers were set up in a driveway into the DeSoto Bass housing complex.

Police said they are looking for one or more shooters. A police report lists both a red 2006 Dodge Charger and blue 2006 Chevrolet Impala as vehicles that may have bee involved.

Weekend shootings in Dayton that involved injuries were reported on Danner Avenue, Salem Avenue and Ruth Avenue.

The victim of the Danner Avenue shooting was shot in his left buttock. Tyran Gooch, 22, was arrested after police say he brought drugs with him to Miami Valley Hospital at 9 p.m. Saturday.

Gooch was brought to the hospital by three men who told police they saw Gooch on the ground near his vehicle, according to a Dayton police report.

Gooch told police he didn’t see who shot him. He said he was standing outside his car parked in the 900 block of Danner Avenue when he heard a car pull up, then heard two or three gunshots and collapsed to the ground. Police did not find evidence of a crime scene in the 900 block of Danner, the report stated.

Police said a man in his 20s was shot in the face Saturday as he walked on the sidewalk along Salem Avenue. He was found in the middle of the road near the AM PM market.

Motorists helped the man, who was taken by medics to Miami Valley with life-threatening injuries. The man’s name and condition were not available. Dayton police initially said they didn’t know of a motive or suspects.

Dayton police and homicide detectives also are investigating after a 19-year-old woman was shot early Monday.

Officers and medics were dispatched to the 500 block of Ruth Avenue around 1 a.m. on reports of a car crash with shots fired. Not long after the initial report, the call was changed to a shooting with one person hit by gunfire.

Police said the victim, identified only as a woman, was transported to Miami Valley, but her condition and the severity of her injuries sustained were unknown.

A Dayton police report mentions a tan 2006 Ford Taurus and police said at least five people were involved and four have been questioned.

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