Updated: 5:54 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 | Posted: 9:33 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013
By Katie Wedell
A look at gun violence in the City of Dayton so far in 2013:
Jan. 1: The first gun death of the year comes within hours of ringing in 2013. Bradlee Thompson, 30, is shot to death at about 3:30 a.m. inside a house on Hulbert Street. Police identify one of the residents as the suspected shooter and later rule the death a justifiable homicide committed in self-defense.
Jan. 21: Police say one person was shot and another pistol whipped on Martin Luther King Day while sitting in a car outside an apartment building with a drug history on Xenia Avenue.
Jan. 26-27: Six shooting incidents are reported on Dayton’s northwest side in less than 48 hours. Two people are grazed by bullets and several houses are fired into.
Jan. 31: The residence at 4000 Prescott Avenue is shot into twice in one day. During the second shooting, 20-year-old Matthew Anderson is struck and dies in his car several blocks away. A house on Lindenwood Road is shot into the same night while an 81-year-old woman is inside washing dishes.
Feb. 1-4: Police respond to eight separate instances of shots being fired leaving four people injured.
Feb. 17: Several shots were fired into a sleeping toddler’s bedroom at the Northcrest Gardens Apartments at about 11:45 p.m.
Feb. 18: At least two houses were hit by gunfire Monday morning when several witnesses reported someone shooting from a white vehicle in the area of Catalpa Drive and Cambridge Avenue. Police said these were unrelated to feuding groups.
Feb. 19: Four residences were hit in what appears to be two separate shooting incidents Tuesday afternoon and evening. Both occurred on Dayton’s near northwest side in the Princeton Heights/University Row area. No one was hurt, according to police reports.
Feb. 19-20: Three people are killed by gunfire and another two injured in less than 27 hours.
Feb. 22: A man is found shot to death in a car at Philadelphia Drive and West Riverview Avenue.