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The Licking County Sheriff’s Office released information into a shooting of a Zanesville man at a party.

The sheriff’s office said just before 1:30 am Sunday they were dispatched to the 8200 block of Johnstown-Utica Road on a report of multiple shots fired.

Authorities said that 19-year-old Elijah Striblin, of Zanesville, suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

19-year-old Garland Lewis, of Zanesville and 18-year-old Charles Speigal of Hartford were both arrested and charged with felonious assault and firing weapons while intoxicated.

17-year-old Matthew Mentzer of Alexandria will be charged with vehicular assault while 24-year-old Cory Lamer of Johnstown will face criminal damaging charges.

Sheriff’s deputies said around 50 people were attending a party when an altercation occurred which included the exchange of gunfire and the use of vehicles to ram other occupied vehicles.

Nichole Hannahs
Nichole is WHIZ’s News Director/Anchor. She joined the WHIZ family while attending high school at Bishop Rosecrans, before taking a full-time position in 2005. Nichole is no stranger to the area. She grew up in Corning, Ohio and and graduated from Waynesburg College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications emphasizing in Sports Broadcasting/Sports Information and Journalism.When not at work Nichole enjoys watching St. Louis Blues hockey, enjoying time with family, spending time outdoors and reading.If Nichole wasn't in broadcasting she'd probably have become a teacher.Nichole is married to a fellow sports fan Brandon. They have two sons Cameron and Xavier.