Wilmington man dies in Tuesday shooting; police seek information


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Balloons, flowers and candy are among the items at a makeshift memorial for Michael Melvin who was shot on Grant Street in Wilmington early Tuesday morning.

Balloons, flowers and candy are among the items at a makeshift memorial for Michael Melvin who was shot on Grant Street in Wilmington early Tuesday morning.


John Hamilton | News Journal

Shattered glass and chalk lines can be seen in front of a makeshift memorial on Grant Street in Wilmington where a shooting took place early Tuesday morning.


John Hamilton | News Journal

Shattered glass and chalk lines can be seen in front of a makeshift memorial on Grant Street in Wilmington where a shooting took place early Tuesday morning.


John Hamilton | News Journal

WILMINGTON — A local man was shot and killed in his car early Tuesday morning, police said.

According to Wilmington police, at 2:34 a.m. WPD officers responded to the area of 299 Grant St. on a report of a man inside a vehicle that had been shot. On arrival, officers located the victim in the driver’s seat with multiple gunshot wounds.

Wilmington EMS was dispatched to the scene and, upon their arrival, the subject was confirmed dead.

The victim is Michael D. Melvin, 38, of Wilmington.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation was contacted to assist WPD with the investigation.

No suspects have been identified at this time. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Wilmington Police Department at 937-382-3833.

Balloons, flowers and candy are among the items at a makeshift memorial for Michael Melvin who was shot on Grant Street in Wilmington early Tuesday morning.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/05/web1_DSC_0751.jpgBalloons, flowers and candy are among the items at a makeshift memorial for Michael Melvin who was shot on Grant Street in Wilmington early Tuesday morning. John Hamilton | News Journal

Shattered glass and chalk lines can be seen in front of a makeshift memorial on Grant Street in Wilmington where a shooting took place early Tuesday morning.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/05/web1_DSC_0757.jpgShattered glass and chalk lines can be seen in front of a makeshift memorial on Grant Street in Wilmington where a shooting took place early Tuesday morning. John Hamilton | News Journal

Shattered glass and chalk lines can be seen in front of a makeshift memorial on Grant Street in Wilmington where a shooting took place early Tuesday morning.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/05/web1_DSC_0763.jpgShattered glass and chalk lines can be seen in front of a makeshift memorial on Grant Street in Wilmington where a shooting took place early Tuesday morning. John Hamilton | News Journal

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