The first reports of the shooting occurred at approximately 1:58 p.m. March 15 at the flea market at 601 Union Road and Ohio 63. Multiple police departments responded to the large market area and traffic was stopped at Traders World’s main entrance. Police were seen checking customers as they left the main entrance and also placed tape encircling Barns 8 and 9 for possible related evidence later that afternoon.
A 911 caller reported that somebody was shot in Building 9 at the leather shop and was “bleeding terribly.”
The victim was shot in the extremities with a handgun and was taken to Atrium Medical Center in Middletown for treatment, Buchanan said.
Buchanan said that officials didn’t believe there was a threat to the community and this was an isolated incident between two people.
Police did arrest one person who was not involved in the shooting for having a weapon under disability. However, Buchanan declined to identify the victim or the person who was arrested who was found with a weapon and said the investigation is ongoing and that police were still working on the motive for the shooting.