Springfield police are investigating two separate weekend shootings that left one man dead and another one injured.
Police identified the deceased man as Scott Williams, 21, of Springfield. He was found shot inside a a silver, Cadillac CTS late Sunday night after a crash.
Police responded to the intersection of Spring Street and Selma Road for a report of a two vehicle crash with injuries around 11:52 p.m. Sunday.
They found Williams inside Cadillac. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police believe he was shot on the 100 block of Rice Street before the crash.
“It is possible that Williams was trying to drive himself to the hospital. The other party in the vehicle crash is in no way suspected in the shooting incident.” said Springfield Police Division Chief Lee Graf.
The driver of the other vehicle had minor injuries and was taken to the hospital.
Earlier Sunday, around 1 a.m., police responded to reports of a shooting in the 800 block of Selma Road.
The victim, who received assistance from nearby residents, told police he did not know who shot him. He was taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center and later taken by Care Flight to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
Springfield resident Cora Roberts was inside her home when she thought she heard fireworks, she said Monday.
“We heard about six fireworks … and it was like bam, bam, bam, real quick,” Roberts said.
She later learned a 20-year-old man had been shot in a nearby alley. He walked down the street and asked Heather Plantz and her husband for help.
“He said he got shot and I seen the blood, so I hurried up and came outside and asked him if he needed anything,” Plantz said.
The man told her he needed water. Plantz then went inside her home. He later asked her to call his family.
“It’s so sad, his mom was crying and everything,” Plantz said.
The man was still listed late Monday as a patient at Miami Valley Hospital, but no information was available on his condition.
No suspects have been identified in either shooting.
Anyone with information about the shootings is asked to contact Springfield police at 937-324-7716.
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