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UPDATE | Person of interest taken into custody in shooting incident

Published: Jul. 30, 2021 at 12:14 PM EDT
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UPDATE 7/30/21 @ 2:56 p.m.

GALLIA COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) - A person of interest has been taken into custody in connection with a reported shooting incident, according to Gallia County Sheriff Matt Champlin.

The sheriff says he is just a person of interest and he has not been charged. He says there are many avenues they need to explore regarding the shooting to help with the investigation, one of those is being able to talk to the victim.

It happened around 10:38 a.m. Friday in the 2000 block of Neighborhood Road in Green Township.

When deputies arrived on scene, they found one victim. The man was flown to the hospital. He is in stable condition.

“We live in a safe community where we don’t see things occur like this. We believe this was an isolated incident. We don’t believe there’s any risk to the public. We feel like we have everything contained at this point in time there’s no risk no reason to worry,” the sheriff said.

No other information has been released.

Keep checking the WSAZ App for the latest details.

ORIGINAL STORY 7/30/21

GALLIA COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) - Deputies are investigating a reported shooting incident that sent one person to the hospital.

The Gallia County 911 Center got a call of a shooting incident around 10:38 a.m. Friday in the 2000 block of Neighborhood Road in Green Township. It was reported that a male was hurt.

Gallia County Sheriff, Matt Champlin, says when they got on scene, they found a victim who was hurt as a result of the incident. They were taken to the hospital.

Investigators are on scene.

The sheriff is asking for the public to avoid the area if possible.

No other information has been released.

Keep checking the WSAZ App for the latest details.

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