PIQUA — A 35-year-old Piqua man is hospitalized after an apparent shooting in Piqua on Saturday evening.
Deputy police chief Tom Steiner said officers were dispatched to a reported disturbance around 5:45 p.m. at 224 South Main Street. The disturbance call was changed to a “shots fired” call while officers were still enroute.
The initial scene was a garage behind the residence. “Subjects were fighting back there”, said Steiner, “We have a 35-year-0ld male, a Piqua resident, with injuries consistent with gunshot wounds.”
The victim, whose name has not been released, was transported to Upper Valley Medical by Piqua Fire Department medics and transferred to Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight.
“At this point he is still unconscious,” said Steiner, “in serious, but stable, condition.”
Officers found and secured a possible piece of evidence about a block away from the shooting scene. Police are in the process of securing search warrants for both the 224 South Main Street scene as well as 304 South Main Street, several doors down, where the victim apparently made his way on foot, following the shooting.
“A suspect that was located in the area has been brought to the station and questioned about the incident.” said Steiner, “We do not have any charges on him at this point. The case is still under investigation.”
Steiner said that detectives and officers have talked to, and are continuing to talk to, witnesses, people who were in the area, and also people who have received information regarding the incident.
The victim and the suspect did know each other, according to Steiner. The deputy chief did say that, at this time, there is no indication that the incident was drug-related.