‘I didn’t think they were aiming at me,’ victim shot in drive-by tells 9-1-1 operator

1 wounded in shooting in Dayton

UPDATE @ 10:32 p.m. (May 21): A man wounded in a drive-by shooting Monday night told a 9-1-1 operator/dispatcher he was walking from an outing when he was shot on North Gettysburg at Prescott avenues.

“It was a car riding past and they were just shooting out the window,” the man said in a 9-1-1 call to Montgomery County Regional Dispatch released Tuesday night. “I tried to keep walking. I didn’t think they were aiming at me.”

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The man, believed to still be in a hospital, was hit at least once in his groin. His condition was not available Tuesday night.

“I felt something hit me. I dropped, then I got up and ran to my girlfriend’s house” in the 4100 block of Larkspur Drive.

He described the car as a black Pontiac Bonneville or Grand Prix.

People at the scene, including his girlfriend, who called 9-1-1 to the Larkspur address, became impatient and threatened to take the man to a hospital because the medic unit hadn’t arrived. The emergency operator calmed them and instructed them to put pressure on the wound.

The man told the operator he didn’t know who the people were in the car.

A Dayton Police Department incident report about the incident did not include a narrative about what happened. Police have made no comment about the investigation.


One person was wounded Monday night in a shooting on Larkspur Drive in Dayton that was believed to have been a drive-by, according to a call to Montgomery County Regional Dispatch.

Police and a medic unit were sent to the 4100 block of Larkspur about 8:50 p.m. on a report of a shooting.

Our crew arrived to see Larkspur blocked to traffic at North Gettysburg and a medic unit leaving Larkspur with lights and siren activated. Police on scene offered no comment.

We're working to learn more and we'll update this developing report as details become available.

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