(2-2-22) Van Wert County Sheriff Thomas M. Riggenbach announced that his Office is investigating a shooting that occurred on Tuesday February 1st.  Sheriff Riggenbach stated his Office received a 911 call at 9:05PM advising a shooting had taken place at 2947 Elm Sugar Road.  Deputies responded to the scene and learned that two subjects entered an out building where someone was living, and assaulted and shot the resident of the out building.  The victim, a 29 year old male, suffered serious injuries and was taken to a hospital.  The reason for the attack is unknown at this time.

The suspects were described as a male, black, approximately 6’3” tall, weighing around 350 pounds, and a male, black approximately 6’4” tall, weighing around 200 pounds.  The incident remains under investigation

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office at 419-238-3866 or Van Wert County Crime Stoppers at 419-238-STOP (7867).  Callers can remain anonymous when providing information,  Additional information will be released as it becomes available.