Report of Clayton shooting unfounded, police say

CLAYTON — Claims by a man who said he was shot while driving on Interstate 70 late Sunday are unfounded, according to Clayton Police.

The man pulled off I-70 at the Hoke Road exit and drove to the Shell True North station at the corner of Salem Pike and Hoke Road to get help. I-70 does not pass through Clayton until west of the State Route 49 interchange west of Hoke Road. The victim was transported to Miami Valley Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Clayton Police Chief Matt Hamlin said that the man was more than likely shot in Dayton. His vehicle was struck seven times, possibly by a .45 caliber handgun. According to Clayton Police, the Ohio State Patrol stated the man was either shot in Dayton or somewhere else, but not in Clayton.

The victim, who lives in Lewisburg, drove up Interstate 75 to Interstate 70 and was trying to get home when he pulled off the highway to seek medical assistance. The man did suffer a gunshot wound to his face and possibly to his abdomen.

By Ron Nunnari

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