Police: ‘Planned fight’ leads to 7 shot, stabbed 

Seven people suffered gunshot or stab wounds early Wednesday during a “planned fight” on a basketball court near Kemp Elementary School in Dayton.

  • Officers found three female victims in the 1900 block of Gondert Avenue
  • One female was shot, one was stabbed; a third was shot and stabbed
  • Four more victims with gunshot, stab wounds arrived at local hospital

UPDATE @ 7:30 p.m.

Dayton police said at 12:17 a.m. Wednesday, officers found three female victims at the scene at 1923 Gondert Ave. One victim was shot, a second was stabbed, and a third had both a gunshot and stab wound. 

While police investigated, four more victims arrived at Miami Valley Hospital with gunshot and/or stab wounds. Police did not release the identities or conditions of the injured, but said some of the injuries are serious.

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“At this point in the investigation, it appears that this was a planned ‘fight’ between two females to settle an ongoing disagreement,” Dayton police said in a media release. 

Detectives said both females apparently brought other people to this meeting. At some point in the fight the additional people got involved. At least one person produced a knife and another produced a gun, both of which were used.

Because of the number of victims, police said a homicide call-out was made and detectives responded to take over the investigation.

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“One girl has two gunshot wounds,” a male caller said to a 911 dispatcher. “One in her right upper arm and her right leg. Another girl has a split in her head where she’s been kicked. And it looks like a stab wound in her back.”

A U.S. Army veteran said she stopped watching a movie after she heard two sets of gunfire.

“I get back there and I see that she’s laying on the ground, a puddle of blood around her, I ask her what’s wrong … she said ‘I’ve been shot, I’ve been shot,’ ” said Melissa Robinson, who added that her military training kicked in as she fashioned tourniquets. “I sat there and was just, you know, kind of keeping her calm, making sure she wouldn’t go into shock.”

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Police said one woman was arrested, but did not identify her.

However, Dayton police incident report stated that a woman who witnessed the shooting was taken into police custody at Miami Valley Hospital. Kayla L. Thompson, 20, was removed from the hospital emergency room and was put into a cruiser to speak with detectives. Police reported she became irate, and spit on an officer. She was arrested for harassment with a bodily fluid, according to the report.

There were no further reports of arrests, and police said detectives continue to investigate both victims and witnesses in the case. 

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UPDATE @ 3:45 p.m.

Dayton police said seven people suffered either gunshot or stab wounds in a “planned fight” Wednesday morning on a basketball court behind the Kemp Elementary School.

The names and conditions of those injured were not released, but police said some of the injuries are considered serious. Homicide detectives are investigating due to the number of people involved, police said.

UPDATE @ 10:03 a.m. 

A 911 caller reported two females were injured in the 1900 block of Gondert Avenue. 

“One girl has two gunshot wounds,” the male caller said to the 911 dispatcher. “One in her right upper arm and her right leg. Another girl has a split in her head where she’s been kicked. And it looks like a stab wound in her back.” 

The caller reported the victims were on the basketball court at Kemp Elementary. Initial reports indicated three people were shot during the incident and one person was stabbed. 

The incident occurred around 12:10 a.m., according to a Dayton police report. 

One woman was arrested for allegedly spitting at an officer, the report stated.


At least three people were shot and one was been stabbed in Dayton early Wednesday, according to reports.

The incident was reported shortly before 12:30 a.m. in the 1900 block of Gondert Avenue. The scene is behind Kemp Elementary.

The stabbing victim is reportedly in stable condition. The condition of the shooting victims is unknown at this time.

This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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