Police investigating fatal shooting in Van Wert

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VAN WERT, Ohio (WANE) — One person was killed in a shooting in Van Wert midday Sunday.

Van Wert Police Lt. Robert Black on Sunday released a two-sentence news release about a “shooting incident” in Van Wert. It said police responded to a “reported gunshot incident” on South Tyler Street, in southeast Van Wert.

Van Wert dispatchers told WANE 15 that the shooting happened in the 600 block of South Tyler Street around 12:30 Sunday afternoon.

The shooting “resulted in a fatality,” the release said.

No other information was available. The release said the incident is under investigation.

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