hermitage shots fired

CORY BYKNISH | Herald

Hermitage police investigate shots fired call Wednesday.

HERMITAGE – No one was injured after reports of shots fired Wednesday morning in Hermitage.

Police were called around 9:30 a.m. to a home close to Circle K at Highland Avenue and Buhl Farm Drive, police Chief Eric Jewell said.

One of the suspects in the shooting fled, Jewell said. Police were able to find him and he is in custody.

Reports going around on social media of an active shooter incident were false, the chief added.

Jewell said social media blew the situation out of proportion. He posted a statement on the city's Facebook account: "There is no active shooter incident in Hermitage. Police responded several hours ago to a call of shots fired in the vicinity of Highland and North Buhl Farm Drive and are investigating. The participants were located and detained. There is no public safety emergency at this time."

Jewell said no one was injured in the incident.

Hermitage police continue to investigate.

Hermitage Fire Department and Sharon police assisted at the scene.

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Melissa has been a news reporter for The Herald since 2013, covering breaking news, northern Mercer County, Sharon City schools and education. She is a 1992 graduate of Youngstown State University with a Bachelor of Arts in communications.