Sunday, July 20, 2014

Man shot dead, woman wounded in Hocking Hills shooting

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LOGAN, OH – The Hocking County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred Saturday night.
The incident took place at the Wildwood cabin, part of Hocking Hills Backwood Retreat cabins on State Route 678 in Rockbridge. The body of an unidentified male was found in the cabin and a 31-year-old female had been shot.

The unidentified victim was able to flee the scene to a residence close by where help was summoned. Deputies, Hocking County Emergency Medical Services and a unit from Hocking Hills State Park responded to the residence. The victim advised deputies the shooter may have shot himself and was possibly still in the cabin.

During a search of the cabin deputies did locate the body of a male. The alleged shooter fled the scene in a white 2007 Chrysler Town and Country van, Ohio registration DRA8659. It is not known in what direction the alleged shooter was traveling and is thought to live in Franklin County.

Anyone observing this vehicle is asked to immediately notify law enforcement. Do not approach the vehicle or the suspect.

Contacted Sunday afternoon, the sheriff’s office declined to release additional information and the case remains under investigation.

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