CENTERVILLE, Ohio– A shooting incident occurred in the early hours of Thursday morning in the 9700 block of Sheehan Road in Centerville.
According to a spokesperson from the Centerville Police, officers were dispatched to the location shortly before 5 a.m. in response to a reported shooting that followed a break-in.
The details surrounding the incident, including the circumstances of the break-in and any potential suspects, have not been disclosed at this time.
The Centerville Police are likely conducting an investigation into the matter to gather more information and determine the events leading up to the shooting.
Local residents in Centerville are reacting to the incident, and their sentiments and concerns regarding the incident are being observed.
Upon arriving at the scene, officers discovered a man who had sustained a gunshot wound and was subsequently pronounced dead. The incident has left the community in shock, with neighbors expressing their concerns about the rarity of such events in their area.
Dave Sterling, a resident who lives across the street from where the shooting occurred, remarked on the unusual nature of the incident, stating that burglaries or break-ins are uncommon in the community.
He described feeling a sense of fear and apprehension following the news, emphasizing the importance of keeping their sliding glass door locked as a precautionary measure.
The incident has understandably left the neighborhood feeling frightened and concerned about their safety.
The authorities are likely conducting a thorough investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding the shooting and bring clarity to the situation.
One of the neighbors shared his experience of the events that unfolded before he learned about the shooting.
He recounted going downstairs during the early morning hours to get a drink and noticing a car parked in front of the house with its lights on.
Finding this suspicious, he returned to bed but later went downstairs again, around an hour later, only to find the same car still parked with its lights on.
When he woke up later in the morning, he was surprised to see a significant police presence in the area.
It was at that point that the police informed him about the shooting.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing, and News Center 7 will continue to provide updates as more details emerge.
This is a developing story, Further updates will be shared as new information is gathered.