Persons of interest identified in Miami Twp. shooting

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MIAMI TWP., Ohio (WDTN) – A teen who was shot in Miami Township Thursday night has died.

The Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 16-year-old Seth Beatty, of Moraine.

Officer Patrick McCoy with Miami Township police tell 2 NEWS that law enforcement responded around 8:45 p.m. on July 16 to the 2100 block of Kajean Avenue for reports of a shooting. Upon their arrival, life saving measures were performed on the victim at the scene before medics arrived and took him to the hospital.

Beatty later died at the hospital.

Ofc. McCoy says the department has identified persons of interest in the case. The incident was not a drive-by shooting and is not considered to be “random,” though he could not speak to the relationship between the victim and the persons of interest.

He went on to say that homicides in that neighborhood are very uncommon.

On July 21, police disclosed that the incident appears to have stemmed from a drug deal.

An investigation is underway and anyone with information is encouraged to contact Miami Township police at 937-433-2301.

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