Crime And Law

Police: Woman shot in head in Springfield; suspect identified

SPRINGFIELD — A suspect is in custody after a woman was shot in the head Thursday night during an altercation inside an East McCreight Avenue duplex.

  • Shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. inside East McCreight Avenue duplex
  • Victim shot in head, flown to Miami Valley Hospital
  • Suspect identified as Travis Hypes, 25

Springfield police and medics were called to a duplex at 9 E. McCreight Ave. after a woman in her 20s suffered a gunshot wound to her head. She was taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center and then flown by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. Her name and condition were not available Thursday night.

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Travis Hypes, 25, was taken into custody on a felonious assault charge.

“SpongeBob SquarePants” was playing on the television inside the duplex as detectives investigated the shooting, police said.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation also had a unit on scene.

“I heard what sounded like a firecracker ... little did I know that might’ve been a shot in the house,” said nearby resident Dustin Wagner, who added that the gunfire likely was muffled by the building.

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