A 35-year-old Willard-area woman was kept under heavy sedation at a Toledo hospital after suffering a gunshot wound Thursday night.
“Through her father, he is reporting she’s in stable condition. She is alert and responsive,” Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard said Friday morning.
Howard and four deputies responded to 4299 Sherman Norwich Road after receiving a call about the shooting at 10:06 p.m. Thursday. Howard said the caller was a “male party at the house,” but he didn’t have any further information about the man.
Howard, Sgt. Steve Shupp and retired Chief Deputy Dave Battles were the first officers on the scene.
“I was out on another detail and I was nearby,” the sheriff said. “She was not alert (upon arrival).”
Citing the ongoing investigation, Howard declined to say if the incident was accidental or a suicide attempt.
“The early indications are it was self-inflicted,” he said.