Two in hospital after separate shootings in Springfield Twp.

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Springfield police investigate outside USA Inn and Suites after shooting

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Two people were injured in separate shootings late Friday night in Springfield Twp.

Emergency crews were on scene on East Leffel Lane near Clark State College, as well as on Interstate 70 near South Limestone Street.

Springfield Police Division outside USA Inn and Suites on East Leffels Lane after shooting | MARSHALL GORBY
Springfield Police Division outside USA Inn and Suites on East Leffels Lane after shooting | MARSHALL GORBY

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Maj. Christopher Clark of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit said at around 10 p.m. a shooting was reported near East Leffel Lane and South Limestone Street.

On arrival, Clark said police found a shooting victim on I-70 with wounds to the side and leg.

Deputies then found a second victim who had been shot in the head on East Leffel Lane near Clark State College before driving to the USA Inn and Suite nearby.

Both gunshot victims were taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center, then flown to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. Their conditions are unknown, but both victims were alert and talking at the hospital, Clark said.

Clark also said it was unknown whether the shootings were connected, but that the sheriff’s office suspected they might be.

East Leffel Lane at Clark State was closed as investigators collected evidence, including shell casings.

The major said that the Clark County Sheriff’s Office was assisted in the investigation by the Springfield Police Division and Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Springfield Post, and thanked them for their help.

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