Police: Riverside man shot himself in the face and alcohol was a factor

He is in intensive care at Miami Valley Hospital and police believe alcohol was a factor. 

Vance said police believe the man shot himself, then walked to a business in the 2500 block of Valley Pike. An ambulance was called and he was taken to the hospital. 

Police searched the house, about a block away on Warrendale and South Pleasant Valley avenues, where the shooting occurred. Vance said evidence officers found there was consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

UPDATE @ 9:25 p.m.: 

Police now have a search warrant and have entered the house on Warrendale and South Pleasant Valley avenues in Riverside as part of their investigation of a man who was shot in his face.

UPDATE @ 8:04 p.m.: Police have learned the victim in the Riverside shooting is an adult. He remains in Miami Valley Hospital. His condition is not known, police tell us. Officers are continuing to wait for a search warrant to enter a house they believe is part of the incident that the left the male shot in his face.

>> Police investigating a shooting in Dayton

UPDATE @ 7:15 p.m.: 

Police are waiting for a search warrant to enter a house on Warrendale and South Pleasant Valley avenues in Riverside as part of their investigation of a juvenile who was shot in his face. 

A Riverside police sergeant tells us officers followed a blood trail from an automotive business in the 2500 block of Valley Pike to the home, about block away to the east. 

Riverside police are investigating the shooting of an adult male they believe may have occurred in or near this house at Warrendale and South Pleasant Valley avenues. (Jim Noelker/Staff)

Police are questioning a female and as many as three males who may have some knowledge about the shooting.

INITIAL REPORT

Police are investigating the shooting of a juvenile Friday afternoon in Riverside. 

The boy, who was shot in the face, has been taken to a hospital, a Riverside police sergeant said. His condition is not known. 

The sergeant said the early investigation reveals the juvenile was shot at or near a house on Warrendale and South Pleasant Valley avenues, less than a block from where police were dispatched initially on the report of the shooting 

Police and a medic unit, about 6:13 p.m., were sent to a Valero gas station in the 2500 block of Valley Pike. When police arrived, they ended up placing crime scene tape around a business next door, J&B Transmission. Crime scene tape remains around the business this evening. 

At some point, police learned the juvenile may have been shot at another location. That's when they went to the house a block to the east at Warrendale and South Pleasant Valley avenues. 

Police have put up crime scene tape around that house as well. 

The investigation continues at both scenes. 

There has been no word about a suspect.

We will update this developing report as we learn more.

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