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Miamisburg High School senior killed in ‘targeted’ home invasion 

Published: Sunday, December 30, 2018 @ 9:59 PM
Updated: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 @ 11:25 AM

Victim of fatal Miamisburg shooting identified

Police believe the fatal shooting of a Miamisburg High School student in the heart of the city happened in a targeted home invasion Sunday night.

Investigators said 18-year-old Noah Kinser died in the shooting and a juvenile victim was injured, though little information was available about that person and the severity of the injuries.

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“Neighbors don’t need to worry,” Miamisburg Police Sgt. Jeff Muncy said Monday, seeking to reassure residents.

The shooting, which happened one-tenth of a mile from the police station, was targeted, Muncy said.

“We certainly don’t believe it was random,” Muncy said.

Kinser was inside the apartment when two armed individuals entered to commit a robbery, police said in a press release.

Once inside the apartment, the robbers opened fire, killing Kinser and hospitalizing a second victim. The assailants jumped into a small, dark car when they fled the apartment, police said.

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Muncy said the other victim is a juvenile but did not provide additional information.

Kinser was a senior at Miamisburg High School, Superintendent David Vail confirmed.

“It’s a tragic loss,” Vail said, adding that there will be grief counselors at the high school when students return Jan. 7.

The building where the shooting occurred is in the 100 block of North First Street in Miamisburg, according to the release.

A 911 caller urged police to hurry to their location after shots rang out. The caller told police that people may have left down an alley after the gunfire and there may have been two people or groups exchanging gunfire.

“There are gunshots next door to my house,” the caller told police Sunday night. “Someone in my apartment complex is shooting off guns, there’s been like seven rounds.”

As of Monday afternoon, police had not confirmed the caller’s claims. They did confirm that when they arrived on scene, they found a shooting victim. The Montgomery County Coroner’s office later confirmed Kinser was the victim.

Regional Dispatch confirmed that police were searching for two suspects wearing hooded sweatshirts. Police urged anyone with information about the incident to contact Muncy at 937-847-6612.
Noah Kinser on Thanksgiving Day 2018. CONTRIBUTED