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UPDATE: Huron County deputies investigate Willard area shooting

Shawn Foucher • Aug 27, 2014 at 2:38 PM

UPDATE 1:15 p.m. — A Willard area woman likely shot herself in the leg Thursday evening inside her residence, Huron County Chief Deputy Ted Patrick said.

But detectives won't know for sure until they're able to speak with her.

Misty Wiseman, 35, was flown to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo after the 10 p.m. incident for treatment.

She remained there Friday, heavily sedated, and medical staff said deputies wouldn't be able to interview her for at least another 24 hours, Patrick said.

Wiseman's boyfriend, Jeffrey Branham, 38, called deputies after hearing the shot inside the home and finding Wiseman with a wound to her upper left leg.

"Early indications are that it was a self-inflicted gunshot wound," Patrick said.

Whether it was accidental and the circumstances of exactly how it happened are unclear.

As a precautionary measure, deputies called the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation to process the scene for possible evidence.

"We're not going to rule anything out until we have a chance to move forward with interviewing her," Patrick said.

The home in the 4200 block of Sherman-Norwich Road is owned by Branham.

Wiseman had been living in Norwalk before she was staying at the rural Willard residence.

Original post — Details on the incident weren't immediately available. Howard said the woman is alive and she was taken to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo for treatment. 

It's unknown if deputies have a suspect in custody. 

See more photos from the scene HERE

An ambulance was dispatched to the 4200 block of Sherman-Norwich Road at about 10 p.m., with Willard firefighters and Huron County deputies also responding. Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents have been called to the scene to process evidence, Howard said.  

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