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Man injured, taken to hospital in Piqua shooting

Published: Thursday, October 17, 2019 @ 10:41 AM
Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2019 @ 12:29 PM

Officers were dispatched to the 600 block of South Wayne Street around 10:30 a.m. on reports of a disturbance at a house, initial reports indicate.

A man has been taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries following a shooting in Piqua Thursday morning.

Officers were dispatched to the 600 block of South Wayne Street around 10:30 a.m.

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A man was found shot at the house, suffering from a gunshot wound to his arm, reports indicate.

Police have the area blocked off as they work to determine whether the shooting happened inside or outside and as they continue their investigation.

They are still looking into a possible suspect.

One neighbor said the victim had been staying with a woman who lived on the block with her children for a few days.

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Micah Schaefer said heard some shouting before a “loud boom,” but it wasn’t enough to worry him until he heard sirens.

“He had like a bed sheet over his arm and they were taking him into an ambulance,” he said.

As a father, he said it was scary to see someone with a gunshot wound in a neighborhood that’s typically quiet.

“I mean it's very scary to know that someone got shot round where you live,” 
Schaefer said. “I let my kids out to play [here].”

Another neighbor didn’t even think it was a shooting when she heard a boom while in her kitchen.

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“I thought it was a car accident,” Kimberly Asher said. “I thought maybe it was just somebody who got sideswiped or something and then the other car took off.”

We’ll continue to update this story as we learn more.