DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - Two men were taken to the hospital late Sunday night after they were shot inside a car at a Dayton gas station.
Dayton Police Lt. Donald Burden told 2 NEWS the two victims, men in their early 20's, were both hit at least once in the lower body.
According to the police report, one of the men suffered 7 gunshot wounds to his abdomen.
The men told police they went to the BP gas station on Salem Avenue near Grand Avenue for Black and Mild cigarettes around 11:00 p.m. when the shooting happened.
According to the police report, the men got into an altercation with two other men at the gas station when the shooting happened.
Bullet holes covered the silver car the victims were riding in. They managed to drive to one of the victim's family member's homes on Grand Avenue near Windsor Avenue.
Family members called 911 as the victims were taken to Miami Valley Hospital.
"At this point, we're kind of sketchy on what exactly the reasoning behind the shooting was. Whether it was a robbery, or maybe they got into some sort of an argument with someone," Lt. Burder said, "We're hoping we get a chance to talk to them and get a little bit more information."
A subsequent police report indicates the victim who was shot seven times was very uncooperative with police but indicated the shooting might have resulted from a comment made about a chain one of the suspects was wearing.
He said they hoped to look at some surveillance video from the BP gas station.
The two victims suffered non-life threatening injuries.
The first victim suffered a single gunshot wound to his right side. The second suspect suffered two gunshot wounds to the groin, two in his right side, one in his femur and one in each side.
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