Dayton PD: Retaliation may have been motive for shooting

Dayton Police Department is investigating a shooting that took place around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night on the 400 block of Larson St. that left one man with multiple gunshot wounds.

According to Capt. Shane Burleigh, a spokesperson for Dayton PD, a man in his 20s was shot by suspects in a light-colored, four-door sedan. When asked if the shooting was a “drive by,” Burleigh said the suspects’ vehicle was parked nearby at the time of the shooting.

The victim, identified as Deon Robinson, 20, of Dayton, suffered multiple gunshot wounds in the attack.

“The first officer on the scene located a male subject lying on the ground bleeding from multiple gunshot wounds and immediately rendered first aid to control the bleeding,” said Burleigh.

Robinson was stabilized at the scene by Allegiance EMS and transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston via Life Flight.

Investigators believe the motivation for the shooting was retaliation.

After the shooting, the suspects fled the scene. The incident was reported to authorities by a 911 call.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dayton Police Sgt. Terry Dale by calling 936-258-7621.

At this time, investigators are still working to identify the alleged gunman or gunmen. As soon as more information is available, an update will be posted.

Check back later for updates.

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