Springfield man hospitalized with gunshot wound to head

Credit: Bill Lackey

Credit: Bill Lackey

A man was taken by CareFlight to a regional hospital early Wednesday morning after a shooting in Springfield.

Springfield police responded to a report of a man shot and lying on a sidewalk in the 500 block of Mead Lane, located in the southern part of the city.

Police found a man with a gunshot wound to the head. He was first taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center and later flown to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.

A few callers contacted 911 dispatchers to report shots fired.

“There’s a guy going up and down the road saying he was just shot,” one caller, who awoke to sounds of gunfire, said. “And we heard the pops.”

The caller said he could see the man lying down on the sidewalk as more shots were ringing out through the area, coming out of a house further down the street.

“You guys need to hurry up,” the caller said. “I don’t think the guy is moving anymore.”

The man’s condition was unknown as of Wednesday afternoon.

A person was taken into custody following a Springfield SWAT raid, according to a Clark County Sheriff’s Office call detail report.

A police presence, including a SWAT team, responded Wednesday morning to a house in Springfield on the south side of the city.

The house, located at the intersection of Southgate Avenue and West Southern Avenue, was surrounded by two SWAT vehicles and other patrol cars before 9 a.m.

A battering ram was spotted at the scene.

SWAT cleared the scene before 9:25 a.m.

It’s unclear if any charges have been filed in connection to the shooting.

Credit: Bill Lackey

Credit: Bill Lackey

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