2 killed after being shot while sitting at red light in Dayton identified

DAYTON — A man and woman are dead after they were shot while sitting in their vehicle at a red light Sunday morning, said Dayton Police Lt. Jason Hall.

The shooting happened at the intersection of Germantown Street and Gettysburg Avenue around 1:05 a.m.

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Leasha Owens, 24, of Dayton, and Turell Justice, 35, of Dayton, were taken to the hospital, where they died from their injuries, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.

Hall said it is unclear why Justice and Owens were shot.

The victims were stopped at the stop light at the intersection and a vehicle pulled up to the right of them and opened fire, Hall said.

Owens was hit by multiple shots and Justice died from a gunshot wound to the chest. The coroner’s office ruled both of their deaths homicides, a statement read.

Police are looking for a dark colored sedan in relation to the shooting and a shooter is not in custody.

News Center 7 crews spotted at least 22 evidence markers in the roadway after police taped off the intersection to conduct their investigation.

A car and minivan both were inside the crime scene when police were investigating, but it is not clear which vehicle the victims were in.

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