Mary Alice Reporting:
(Thursday, June 14th) New Philadelphia, Ohio – Law enforcement officials responded to a call regarding a shooting in the 400 block of North Broadway.
The 6pm incident occurred outside an apartment on Minnich Avenue just south of the Atwood Terrace Apartments.
New Philadelphia Officer Kyle Kelley says that once on scene, officers found a man outside an apartment building with an injury.
“There was a male in his 20’s that has a gunshot wound to his lower leg. The victim was not cooperating with officers at the scene so we are unsure if this is accidental, self-inflicted, or intentional. The officers that responded did recover the weapon”
The victim was transported to a hospital in the Akron area, and there is no indication of how serious the injury is.
Kelley notes that officers are asking the public for information.
“We’re trying to locate another male right now that could have some other information. We did have some cooperative individuals on scene that gave us an account that they heard a gunshot but other than that we don’t have a whole lot of information, and we will try to question the victim again at a later date.”
Anyone with information related to this on-going investigation is urged to contact the New Philadelphia Police Department at 330-343-4488.
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