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Fatal victim ID’d, 3 others injured in Dayton shooting


UPDATE @ 11:40 a.m.

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office has identified the man shot and killed in the area of Cornell Ridge Apartments overnight as 34-year-old James Appels, of Trotwood.

UPDATE @ 2:21 a.m.

A man is dead and three others are in the hospital following a shooting at the Cornell Drive Apartments in Dayton, according to police.

The man, whose age and name are unavailable at this time, was dead when police arrived, officers at the scene said.

Police said another man and woman who were both shot at the scene are in surgery at Miami Valley Hospital.

Officers told our crew they believe a fourth victim in the shooting was driven to the hospital from the scene.

UPDATE @ 1:48 a.m.

A portion of Cornell Drive is closed as police and medics respond to a shooting at the Cornell Ridge Apartments, according to our crew at the scene.

Our crew reports police tape is surrounding the apartment complex and at least ten police cruisers are in the area.

Initial reports indicate another victim in this shooting was taken to Miami Valley Hospital in a private car, potentially bringing the total number of people shot to four.

We are working to confirm additional details and will continue to post new information to this page.

INITIAL REPORT (Oct. 29)

At least three people are reported shot on Cornell Drive in Dayton, according to dispatchers.

Police and medics were dispatched to the 3800 block of Cornell Drive around 12:30 p.m.

Initial reports indicate a man has been shot in the area.

Dispatcher said at least three people have been shot and two are on their way to Miami Valley Hospital from the scene.

We have a crew heading to the scene to learn more and will update this page with new information.

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