Thursday night shooting was self defense, police say

At about 9:30 p.m., police and emergency personnel were called to the 1200 block of Lane on report of a shooting. Mark Summerour, 25, of the 500 block of Front Street, was found with a gunshot wound to the thigh, according to Hamilton police.

Both the Summerour and the person who allegedly fired the shot were on the scene when officers arrived. Summerour was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

“Investigation of the circumstances leads to the belief that the shooting was the result of self-defense. The investigation is continuing, but no charges have been filed against either party at this time,” police said this morning in a press release.

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