Police: Shots fired at vehicle near 27th & Cold Spring; man dies at the hospital

GREENFIELD (WITI) --  All lanes on 27th Street near Cold Spring Road in Greenfield were closed early Wednesday morning, September 3rd as police investigated a shooting and crash. All lanes reopened just before 7 a.m.

According to authorities, police responded to the area of 27th and Cold Spring Road around 1 a.m. for reports of a crash.

Upon arrival, officials found two injured males in the vehicle -- one with injuries from the crash and one with a gunshot wound.

Upon further investigation, officials discovered bullet holes in the vehicle and casings on 27th Street.

Both male victims were transported to the hospital. Police say the driver's vehicle, a 27-year-old Palmyra man, sustained a gunshot wound to the head, and succumbed to his injuries at the hospital Wednesday afternoon.

Police have identified him as Joel Dammann.

Police say the vehicle's passenger, a 27-year-old man, is undergoing treatment for severe injuries, but it is believed that he will survive.

Police say it is believed the driver was acquainted with a gunman -- and was specifically targeted.

Police say they are following a number of leads in this case.

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