Richland County Sheriff's Cruiser

MANSFIELD -- A man was shot to death and a woman was critically wounded Thursday night in the 1100 block of Fleming Falls Road, according to a press release from the Richland County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies responded to a 911 call at 9:29 p.m. to the Madison Township address with the call reporting a female "yelling she had been shot."

Deputies arrived at 9:34 p.m. and found a female victim with multiple life threatening injuries. The female was removed to safety and turned over to Madison Township Fire/EMS personnel for treatment and transport to OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital.

The condition of the female was unknown, according to the statement, issued early Friday morning.

Upon clearing the residence, deputies found a deceased male with an apparent gunshot wound. Sheriff’s office personnel secured the scene and the investigation is ongoing.

No information was provided as to who is suspected in the shootings.

"Based on initial investigative information, our office believes the incident to be contained," the statement said.

While in emergency response to the incident, a deputy was involved in a two-vehicle injury accident at the intersection of Ohio 430 and Illinois Ave. The Ohio State Highway Patrol was contacted and was asked to complete the accident investigation, which is also ongoing.

Anyone with information concerning this investigation may contact the Richland County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Section at 419-774-5610.

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