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2 shot and killed at Trotwood apartment complex

UPDATE @ 1:15 p.m. (April 19): 

Two people were fatally shot late Wednesday night at the Pinewood Gardens apartments, police confirmed Thursday. 

Police and medics were called around 11 p.m. to the complex after the Trotwood Police Department received several 911 calls reporting numerous gunshots.

Trotwood police are investigating a double fatal shooting that happened late April 18, 2018, at the Pinewood Gardens apartment complex. The two victims were found inside a blue car in back of the parking lot with multiple gunshot wounds.

Both victims were found shot multiple times inside a blue car in the complex parking lot, according to investigators. 

The victim found in the front passenger seat, identified by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office as Elmer Rucker, 23, of Dayton, was transported to Miami Valley Hospital but did not survive his injuries, police said. 

The driver, identified by the coroner’s office as Antonio F. Collins, 25, of Dayton, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to investigators. 

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Trotwood police said it is unknown why the two victims, who live in Dayton, were at the Pinewood Gardens apartment complex.

Police said their investigation is continuing and that no further information was to be released at this time.

FIRST REPORT (April 18):

Residents reported hearing eight to 10 gunshots in a deadly shooting Wednesday night at the Pinewood Gardens apartments.

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Shortly after midnight, an investigator with the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office was on the way to the complex on Pinewood Circle off West Main Street between End and High streets.

Medics and police were called sometime after 11 p.m. after there were reports of eight to 10 shots fired, according to the Miami County Regional Dispatch Center.

Residents reported hearing gunshots and then seeing ambulances, fire trucks and police cruisers at the rear of the parking lot.

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In a 911 call to dispatchers, one resident reported that the multitude of shots actually forced them to get down on the floor inside of the apartment.  

It was not immediately clear how many people were shot or injured by the gunfire, nor whether police have any suspects.

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