LOGAN — A male victim remains in Grant Hospital in Columbus after being shot in the leg Tuesday night. According to Logan Police Captain Ryan Gabriel, the victim is in stable/good condition and could possibly be released soon.
The shooting occurred after the victim and the suspect became involved in a road rage incident that began in Fairfield County, and continued into Hocking County. Captain Gabriel told The Logan Daily News, the victim stated the two pulled off at the state Route 328 exit and exchanged words, which led to the shooting.
Three shots were fired, according to the Captain, with one striking the victim in the leg; the other two shots did not penetrate the skin, however, there are abrasions/contusion where the other two bullets braised the skin.
At approximately 6:09 p.m., Tuesday night, the Hocking County 911 dispatch received a call from a female subject advising that her boyfriend had been shot multiple times by a male subject in a white four door vehicle, possibly a Pontiac.
The shooting occurred at the entrance to the Hocking Hills Diner, near the intersection of Hocking Drive and Maysville-Williams Road. The suspect’s vehicle then fled the scene towards US 33.
The male victim was able to drive his vehicle while the female caller was still in contact with Hocking County 911 dispatcher, who directed them to the Logan Police Department. Upon arrival to the Police Department, additional responding units from the Logan Police Department, Hocking County Sheriff’s Office, Logan Fire Department and the Hocking County EMS arrived on scene.
The Logan Fire Department and Hocking County EMS treated and transported the male victim to Hocking Valley Community Hospital for additional treatment, prior to being transported to Grant.
Personnel from the Logan Police Department and the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office, began to interview the witness, and responded to the scene of the shooting to interview additional witnesses and to secure and process the crime scene.
As of Wednesday morning, Captain Gabriel said the suspect has not been identified, however, law enforcement is following up on leads from witnesses, and will be reviewing video from various locations near the scene of the incident. Several items of evidence were collected, and the investigation is ongoing.
If anyone has any information regarding this incident, contact LPD Detective Ben Skinner at 740-385-6866..
“We appreciate the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office, the Ohio State Highway Patrol and all other responding units for their assistance during this incident,” stated the Captain.
Additional updates will be released as the investigation progresses.