UPDATED 4-15-20

Van Wert County Sheriff Thomas M. Riggenbach has identified the child who died in a fatal shooting in Middle Point last Thursday as Aubrie Moore (4) of 301 E. Lewis St., Apt. C, in Middle Point.

The incident took place at 1:39 p.m. April 9th when a 9-1-1 call came in about a young girl with a gunshot wound. Moore was transported by Middle Point EMS squad to St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The preliminary autopsy report indicates that Moore died of a gunshot wound to the head.

The incident remains under investigation. Also involved in the investigation is the Van Wert County Coroner’s Office.

(4-9-20) Van Wert County Sheriff Thomas Riggenbach says his Office is investigating a shooting that occurred in Middle Point today.

Riggenbach says his Office received a 911 call at 1:39 pm that a young child had a gunshot wound. The child was transported to St. Rita’s hospital by Middle Point EMS and was pronounced dead at St. Rita’s.

Riggenbach said the incident remains under investigation.No names were released.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Van Wert County Coroner’s Office.