The Newcomerstown Police Department responded to a domestic issue, which escalated into a self-inflicted gunshot wound, last Thursday (Oct. 27) within in the village (exact location was not released).

Upon arrival, officers found that the individual had also dispensed rounds of ammunition inside the house.

Police Chief Gary Holland said the individual (whos identity was not being released) was shot in the shoulder/chest area and was transported by Tri-County Ambulance to Aultman Hospital in Canton. There was no other injuries.

The Tuscarawas County Sheriffs Department also responded to the scene.

The incident remains under investigation.