22-year-old woman ID’d as victim killed in Dayton mass shooting; 6 others injured

DAYTON — A woman is dead after a shooting at a large gathering in Dayton.

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office identified the woman as 22-year-old Donna Zile.

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Dayton Police officers and medics were dispatched to the area of Home and Euclid Avenues around 12:50 a.m. after reports of a shooting, according to Montgomery County Regional Dispatch.

As reported on News Center 7 at 5:00, seven people in total were shot and one person is dead. Medics transported the other victims to area hospitals. Police previously said the number of people shot was eight– one dead and seven hurt. During an afternoon press conference, police updated the total to say one person is dead and six were injured after one person was found not to be shot.

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Lt. Col. Eric Henderson said that there was a party at a vacant house when the shooting happened.

Henderson said it was determined there had been a drive-by shooting and multiple vehicles were involved.

“It’s important to highlight that this is the third time we’ve had large gatherings of young people and then had incidents occur,” Henderson.

Dayton police said between 50 and 100 young people, some young adults, some juveniles, gathered on the corner of Home and Kearney Avenues. A home on that corner is vacant and seemed to be the spot the crowd centered around.

People living close said the young people weren’t fighting and there was little warning of incredibly violent danger.

“Then all of a sudden gunfire, sounded like firecrackers but it went on forever!” said Verna Bozeman.

Bozeman said that she had two granddaughters that had just driven away from the gathering and a couple grandsons that ran for cover when someone driving by started firing.

News Center 7 counted almost 70 evidence markers in the street, indicating dozens of shots were fired in the attack. It’s not clear if anyone at the party fired back at the vehicle passing by.

Police are asking anyone with information to help them identify the people responsible for launching this deadly attack.

Anyone who may have any information or video is asked to call police (937) 333-1232 to speak to a detective. You can remain anonymous through Crime Stoppers at (937) 222-STOP (7867).

We will continue to provide updates.


Several officers and medics have responded to a shooting in Dayton early Monday morning.

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Dayton Police officers and medics have been dispatched to the area of Home and Euclid Avenues around 12:50 a.m. after reports of a shooting, according to Montgomery County Regional Dispatch.

Dispatchers told News Center 7 that there is also an active scene on Gordon Avenue.

News Center 7 is working to learn more information on any victims.

We will update this story and have the latest this morning on News Center 7′s Daybreak starting at 4:25 a.m.

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