(10-24-20) Van Wert County Sheriff Thomas M. Riggenbach released that his Office is investigating a shooting that occurred in the early morning hours Saturday. Sheriff Riggenbach stated his Office received a 9-1-1 call at 1:09am about a subject being shot at a party. Deputies responded to 19470 State Rd. in Washington Township, where numerous people were located. Deputies were able to interview people and collect evidence of the shooting. Sheriff Riggenbach said deputies learned there were altercations involving multiple people that led up to the shooting. There were several rounds fired. Sheriff Riggenbach also said the victim of the shooting was transferred to a hospital by Middle Point EMS, treated and released. Sheriff Riggenbach advised the shooting remains under investigation.

Sheriff Riggenbach is asking anyone who has information about this incident contact his Office at 419-238-3866, use the “Submit a CrimeTip” link on the Sheriff’s Office Website at http://www.vanwertcountysheriff.com, or call Van Wert Crime Stoppers at 419-238-STOP (7867). Anyone reporting information can remain anonymous.