Freetown man shot in the chest, Seymour Police investigating

SEYMOUR – Seymour police are looking for information after a shooting Monday that left a 42-year-old Freetown man injured.

According to the police department, officers were called to the 900 block of Oak Street at about 8:07 p.m. after a person was reportedly shot in the chest.

The Freetown man, whose name was not released, was uncooperative with police and left Columbus Regional Health against medical advice, according to a news release from Lt. C.J. Foster with the Seymour Police Department.

Sgt. Foster said the male suspect called dispatch and reported he had shot through the window of a white Honda Civic and hit a person at the entrance to Foxton Apartments at 950 East Oak Street.

Shortly afterward, police learned the injured Freetown man was taken to Schneck Medical Center by family members but left the Seymour hospital, Foster said.

Officers then located the man in the area of Brown and Chestnut streets. The man was later taken to Columbus Regional Health by family members, Foster said.

Investigators were called to the scene and started collecting evidence and interviewing potential witnesses.

“Currently, this is an active investigation,” Foster added.

Investigators are working closely with the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office, and no determination of criminality regarding the incident had been made as of Tuesday.