Butler Township Walmart shooting suspects on the run after chase

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BUTLER TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) — Several shooting suspects are on the run after a chase early Wednesday.

Authorities say it started just after 1:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Walmart on York Commons Boulevard in Butler Township.

Police responded to reports of a person shot and found a 19-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the leg.

The man was taken to Miami Valley Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police began searching for a black SUV connected to the shooting.

Dayton Police found the vehicle near Webster Street around 2 a.m. Wednesday.

Officers chased the vehicle, with speeds nearing 90 miles per hour, before the suspects stopped near S. Findlay Street and Huffman Avenue and ran away.

The suspect vehicle in a shooting at the Butler Township Walmart on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 is located near S. Findlay Street and Huffman Avenue in Dayton. (Photo: Bear Everett)

Authorities say the suspect was armed with a handgun.

A K-9 unit was called to track the suspects, but did not find anyone.

Police believe the incident may be the result of a personal robbery and say that illegal narcotics and a large amount of cash were found at the scene.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Butler Township Police by calling 937-890-2671 or Crime Stoppers at 937-222-STOP.

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