Man dead in Friday morning shooting in Dayton

One person died in a fatal shooting in Dayton on Friday morning, and officers secured a large area around the crime scene to collect evidence.

The shooting happened about 7 a.m. on Manhattan Avenue near Salem Avenue.

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office was on the scene about 8:30 a.m., and the man fatally shot remained in the front yard, under a sheet.

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Officers cordoned off two to three blocks of Manhattan in the area of Richmond, Bellevue and Redfern.

A second shooting happened on North Main Street this morning, and Dayton police officers were trying to determine if the two incidents were connected.

Lt. Matt Beavers of the Dayton Police Department said callers said about 7 a.m. that multiple shots were fired in the 800 and 900 blocks of Manhattan.

Callers said they thought two to four people were involved, all men believed to be about 18 to 25 and arguing.

Homicide crews and officers from the Violent Offenders Unit worked the scene, as did a police dog unit.

Detectives and uniformed officers went door-to-door seeking witnesses and any type of video footage, Beavers said.

“Clearly as you can see, it’s a large scene,” Beavers said. “We’ve got almost two city blocks blocked off here in a residential neighborhood.”

Technicians recovered and examined multiple pieces of evidence in both blocks.

“I would call it unusual, but I mean it’s just when it happened to be today,” he said.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Dayton tips line 937-333-COPS.

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