11:41 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Police: Call To Water Department Led To OU Shooting Probe

Mount Orab Police Chief Bryan Mount
Mount Orab Police Chief Bryan Mount
Credit Village of Mount Orab

Mount Orab police chief Bryan Mount says a phone call to the village water department led to an investigation into a possible shooting at Ohio University on Tuesday.

Mount says the caller claimed to have shot his mother and gave an address in Athens. Mount  directed a dispatcher to notify authorities, not realizing the address was an Ohio University dormitory. Police believe the call was made from a computer, making it untraceable. No evidence of a shooting was found.