Springfield News-Sun

Springfield man shot in face on John Street still in hospital

A 27-year-old Springfield man who was shot in the face Sunday afternoon is still in the hospital.

Springfield police began their investigation at around 2 p.m. Sunday after they were dispatched to a home on East John Street, according to a police report. While going to the home, they were advised that a man who had been shot was being transported to Springfield Regional Medical Center by a personal vehicle.

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“I met with the victim at the entrance to the hospital and directed him to the emergency department,” the report written by a Springfield Police officer says. “Staff immediately placed (the man) in a portable bed and wheeled him into a trauma room. Staff started treating (the man) for a gunshot to his face. I started taking photographs of (the man’s) injuries.”

The man told police that he was walking to a friends house on East John Street when he heard gunfire, the report says.

“(He) was standing on the sidewalk,” the report says. “He had just arrived when he heard gunshots and felt that he had been shot. (The man) stated he did not see who was shooting and was unsure if there was a vehicle involved.”

Due to the man’s injuries, he was transported to Miami Valley Hospital via medical helicopter. A Miami Valley Hospital spokeswoman told the Springfield News-Sun that she was unable to provide information on his condition Tuesday.

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Springfield police said they collected the man’s clothing as evidence and also submitted the photos. No charges have been filed due to a lack of suspect information, the report says.

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