PPD confirms shooting at Farley Square

By Nikki Blankenship - nblankenship@aimmediamidwest.com

Reports started circulating after 10 p.m. Monday night about a shooting occurred in Farley Square, a low-income housing facility in Portsmouth known at “The Ville.”

Portsmouth Police Department say they received a call about gunshots fired on the complex at 10:05 p.m., according to a press release issued Tuesday morning. On the scene, officers were informed that a 17-year-old Columbus male had fired the shots at a Farley Square resident and forced entry into an occupied apartment.

“Two people were treated at SOMC (Southern Ohio Medical Center) for injuries sustained in the incident. No one was struck by gunfire,” the release stated.

The17-year-old shooter has been arrested and charged with aggravated burglary. Additional charges are pending.

The investigation is continuing into this incident and the other shootings that occurred on Saturday, one in Farley Square and the other at the Columbia.

Saturday’s Columbia shooting left one person dead and another injured. The shooter fled the scene. The second shooting occurred approximately six hours later Saturday morning. One arrest was made in that shooting. Police do not know if the three shootings are related.

Those with information on the shootings are encouraged to contact the Detective Bureau at (740)354-1600.

By Nikki Blankenship


Reach Nikki Blankenship at 740-353-3101 ext. 1931.

Reach Nikki Blankenship at 740-353-3101 ext. 1931.