5-year-old shot in leg, 3 men critically injured in Trotwood shooting

UPDATE @ 2:15 p.m.

Trotwood Police Chief Erik Wilson told our news station that the child struck by gunfire is a 5-year-old boy and has a non life threatening leg injury.  Additionally, Chief Wilson informed that three adult males involved in the shooting all went into surgery and will be listed in critical condition until it can be seen how they recover from surgery. 

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Authorities say they have some good leads they are following, but have not named any persons of interest to this point. They currently believe more than one person entered the house where the altercation started. We will continue to update this story with the latest information as it becomes available. 

UPDATE @ 12:49 p.m.

Trotwood police Chief Erik Wilson said all three male victims in their 20s were out of surgery Friday afternoon, but still in critical condition. Wilson said a gunshot wound to a 5-year-old boy was superficial. 

Wilson said very little additional information will be available prior to Monday.


Trotwood police said four people, including a child, were shot inside a Trotwood home during an altercation early Friday morning.

Around 1:30 a.m., residents inside a home in the 100 block of Olive Road answered a knock on the door, said Trotwood police chief Erik Wilson. The person came inside an an altercation ensued, and the victims were shot multiple times, he said.

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The suspect and victims likely know each other.

Three adults are in serious condition and were in surgery as of Friday morning. A child was grazed by a bullet and was taken to Dayton Children’s Hospital. The child did not suffer life-threatening injuries.

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Wilson said police are familiar with the house and have responded to the house on multiple occasions, although the nature of the calls was not released.

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One of the adult victims ran across the street seeking help, police said.

A suspect has not been identified.

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