Two men suffer gunshot wounds

FOSTORIA — Two Fostoria men were injured early Thursday morning when they were struck by birdshot pellets near Podach Trailer Park.

According to Detective Sgt. Kevin Reinbolt of the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, William North, 24, and William Mahan, 36, suffered gunshot wounds shortly after midnight at 9790 W. Township Road 84.

The initial call came in at 12:37 a.m. Thursday. Robert Tanner, the renter of the property, requested deputies after hearing and seeing people throwing bricks through his windows.

At some point during the incident, Reinbolt said, North and Mahan suffered multiple wounds from “birdshot” pellets fired from a shotgun.

Mahan was hit by pellets “all over” his body and was taken by private vehicle to ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital.

He was then taken by LifeFlight medical helicopter to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, where was treated and released, Reinbolt said,

North, who only suffered a few shots, refused medical treatment, Reinbolt said.

The incident is under investigation, and no arrests have been made.

As of Thursday afternoon, Reinbolt said the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office has not determined a possible motive or who fired the shots.

“It’s all under investigation right now,” Reinbolt said. “We’re just in the process of bringing people in for interviews and collecting evidence.”


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