The 911 calls describe the Springfield shooting scene; The city fights against armed violence
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – On Wednesday evening, Springfield Police said a shooting on Yellow Springs Street was still under investigation and had yet to be released if a suspect was in custody.
911 calls released by police reveal some of the times the shooting took place.
Nearly a dozen calls were made to Clark County Dispatch around 1:45 a.m. Wednesday.
In some of these frantic calls, several gunshots could be heard in the background.
“How many have you heard?” A dispatcher asked a caller. “A lot, they’re still shooting right now,” the caller replied as gunshots were heard as he spoke.
The callers also described people being shot as they tried to exit the building and others hiding in a room.
Springfield City Manager Bryan Heck told a press conference one act of violence was too much.
“One act of violence, especially with the use of firearms, is one too many acts in our community,” Heck said.
“This is something that we hope we can start to make an impact and affect change. “
Springfield Police Chief Lee Graf said his department had seen an increase in calls for gun violence this year.
Graf said his Safe Streets task force, investigative unit and uniformed patrol were all working together to try to prevent such violence from happening in Springfield.
“Often, very few people are causing a lot of chaos in the community,” Graf said. “We hope that by conducting these investigations we will do justice, that by taking them out of the equation the violence will slow down.”
Anyone with information should call Springfield Police at (937) 324-7680.