Two shot in St. Marys early Wednesday; few details available


ST. MARYS — Few details have been made available surrounding a shooting incident in St. Marys near the banks of Grand Lake St. Marys that reportedly left two persons with gunshot wounds.

Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon said his office received a 9-1-1 call at 3:22 a.m. Wednesday from a male stating he had been shot. Officers responded to the scene near state Route 364 and found two victims suffering from gunshot wounds, Solomon said in a prepared statement. The type of weapon involved was not disclosed.

Both victims were transported to the hospital by the St. Marys Rescue Squad. Their conditions are not known at the current time.

Solomon on Wednesday afternoon debunked a rumor that was circulating throughout the area that one of the shooting victims had died.

“As of 3 p.m., both victims were still alive,” the sheriff said.

The incident is being investigated by the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office deputies and detectives along with agents from Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation. The St. Marys Police Department and the city of Celina Rescue Squad also assisted at the scene.

Solomon said the shooting “appears to be an isolated incident and not a threat to other citizens although people should be observant and report anything out of the ordinary.”

Further details will be released as they become available, the sheriff said.

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