Shots-fired call leads to bullet-riddled cars

Both appear to be mid-size sedans, with holes in the side panels and across the hoods. Officers with Dayton Police Crime Scene Investigations photographed both cars and collected shell casings.

Police say they are working on the theory that whoever did the shooting was on foot, got into a white car and left the scene.

Police say their preliminary investigation shows that before the shots, the shooter walked up on a man who was sitting on the front porch of a residence in the 100 block of West Norman Avenue.

The man on the porch went inside to get his gun, police think. When that happened, the man on the street began firing his gun. He then got into the white car, which police believe is an Impala.

Police says it’s not immediately clear whether someone else was driving the Impala.

The investigation began at about 9:43 p.m. with police being dispatched to Wheatley and Fountain avenues on a report of a possible shooting. The Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center at one point issued a “99” for an officer-needs-assistance call, but that call was quickly canceled.

Police fanned out in an area in the vicinity of North Main Street that stretched west to Wheatley, north to Norman Avenue and south to Delaware Avenue.

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