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MADISON TOWNSHIP -- A 54-year-old woman shot Thursday night during an incident at 1177 Fleming Falls Road remained in critical condition Friday night, according to Richland County Sheriff's Dept. Capt. Jim Sweat.

Alesia Litteral, who lives at the same address, was transported to OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital after the 9:29 p.m. shooting, deputies said.

Ian Davidson, 40, who also lives at the one-story Fleming Falls Road brick home, was pronounced dead at the scene by the county coroner's office.

According to the sheriff's department incident report released Friday night, Davidson allegedly shot Litteral and then turned the gun on himself.

Sheriff Steve Sheldon said early this morning in a press release that "our office believes the incident to be contained."

Deputies responded to a 911 call at 9:29 p.m. to the Madison Township address with the call reporting a female "yelling she had been shot."

Deputies arrived at 9:34 p.m. and found Litteral with multiple life threatening injuries. She was removed to safety and turned over to Madison Township Fire/EMS personnel for treatment and transport to the hospital.

Upon clearing the residence, deputies found Davidson's body with an apparent gunshot wound. Sheriff’s office personnel secured the scene and the investigation is ongoing.

An autopsy is planned Saturday in Montgomery County.

While in emergency response to the incident, a deputy was involved in a two-vehicle injury accident at the intersection of Ohio 430 and Illinois Ave. The Ohio State Highway Patrol was contacted and was asked to complete the accident investigation, which is also ongoing.

Two Mansfield residents and a deputy were all transported to a hospital after the two-vehicle crash on Thursday night, according to the patrol.

Anna Rebel, 58, of Mansfield and Gina Woodall, 31, of Mansfield, were both treated for injuries after the crash at approximately 9:36 p.m., the patrol report stated. The deputy was not identified, but was also treated after being transported to OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital.

According to the patrol, the crash occurred when the deputy, driving a 2018 Ford Taurus, was traveling north on Illinois Avenue, responding to a shooting call with emergency lights and sirens activated.

The deputy collided with a 2005 Saturn mini-van that was westbound on Ohio 430 while traveling through the intersection. The injured deputy has not been identified.

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