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Thursday, November 14, 2013 9:23 PM


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VAN WERT — Van Wert Police were still looking for a shooting suspect at press time Thursday night. The suspect was identified after two persons were shot at a residence in Van Wert. One victim was pronounced dead of injuries just before midnight.

Police received a call just after 6 p.m. Thursday that two persons had been shot at 223 S. Fulton St. in Van Wert. The suspect was said to be a family member of the two victims. That person left before police arrived at the scene.


A man and a woman were taken to Van Wert County Hospital for treatment. One of the victims was taken by helicopter to a Fort Wayne hospital.


According to traffic on the police scanner, the suspect was described as being a 48-year-old woman with short hair. She was thought to be driving a red car.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was dispatched to a residence said to be owned by the woman in the Ohio City area but she was soon reported to be on foot in a woods along Brittson Road in western Van Wert County. Law enforcement was still trying to apprehend the subject at press time.

Scanner traffic was overheard which stated that the suspect had emptied a .22 rifle during the shooting, then left the residence. There was no knowledge of any additional ammunition or weapons at that point.

Van Wert Police Chief Joel Hammond stressed that the shooting is an active investigation and that only basic information about the shootings and capture attempt would be released at this time.

Last Updated on Thursday, November 14, 2013 9:40 PM

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