One arrested in Meigs County shooting

LANGSVILLE, Ohio – A shooting occurred in Meigs County Wednesday morning resulting in one arrest and one person sent to the hospital.

A dispatcher who answered the telephone at the Meigs County Sheriff’s Department said the only information being released on the incident is what was posted on the department’s Facebook page.

”Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood confirms that officers are on the scene of a shooting in Salem Township,” the Facebook post said, which had been posted around 11:30 a.m. ”The call came in around 9:24 a.m. when officers arrived on scene shortly thereafter.

”According to Sheriff Wood, the shooter is in custody at this time. The victim has been airlifted to St. Mary’s (Medical Center) in Huntington, West Virginia. Investigators are on the scene at this time collecting evidence,” the sheriff’s department said.

The dispatcher said more information might be released later as it becomes available. As of 8 p.m. Wednesday, no new information had been posted about the incident.