Sheriff’s Office investigating gunshot wounds

Staff Report

MEIGS COUNTY —The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after two people reportedly suffered gunshot wounds.

In a news release, Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood states that on Tuesday the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office received a call from OhioHealth O’Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens requesting a deputy to respond to the hospital in reference to two Meigs County residents with gunshot wounds at their facility.

Deputy Stewart responded to the hospital and spoke with a male and a female victim. Both subjects stated that a firearm that the male had accidentally discharged, striking the male in the right arm and then the female in the leg.

Sgt. Patterson responded to their residence to secure the scene for the investigation and to obtained more information from family members.

Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney James K. Stanley was contacted concerning the incident. Deputies seized a firearm as the investigation is ongoing.

Staff Report