A 17-year-old boy was targeted in a shooting at a car wash in Oxford on Sunday, Oct. 6, said Lara Fening, an Oxford Police Department (OPD) Lieutenant.
Fening said the shooting occurred at Oxford Wash. Officers responded at 4:10 pm to a 911 call at the mobile home on the 5200 block of College Corner Pike, where the victim moved after the shooting.
A friend of the victim made the 911 call, the transcript of which OPD provided to The Miami Student.
“[He was] shot in the side [and] is having trouble breathing,” the friend said in the call. “There is not a lot of blood … [The perpetrators] just took off; I have no clue who they are. They were in a black car that had tinted windows.”
The girl who made the 911 call kept reassuring the victim to relax and breathe.
The victim, whose name OPD has not released, suffered a gunshot wound to his abdomen. He was initially transported to McCullough-Hyde Hospital and soon after was airlifted to the trauma unit of the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
Fening said the victim is stable from the last she had heard.
“Essentially, the shooting was personal,” Fening said. “It was a more targeted shooting, with no risk to the public.”
OPD Records Specialist Matt Stitzel said there have been approximately eight shots fired in all of the previous shooting reports in the last five years.
The last shooting in Oxford was on April 1, 2018 when a man was shot in the arm in the 100 block of East Church Street.
No additional information was available about the Oct. 6 shooting. OPD is continuing to investigate the incident.