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MEIGS COUNTY, Ohio – Law enforcement are investigating a shooting.

According to a statement released from Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood, on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office received a call from O’Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens who requested 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 the firearm, striking the male in the right arm and then the female in the leg. According to the statement, 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 Stanley was contacted concerning the incident. Deputies seized a firearm as the investigation is ongoing. Further information was not available as of publication.