Husband dead, wife injured in shooting

ChampaignCoSheriff Melvin

MECHANICSBURG — The Champaign County Coroner’s Office has identified a man killed in a shooting on New Year’s Eve afternoon.

The man was identified as 51-year-old Joe Hooper.

His wife, 48-year-old Pamelia Hooper, also suffered a gunshot wound. She was taken to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton for treatment of her injuries.

Deputies of the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office were called to a reported shooting at 9815 Loveless Road just before 2 p.m. Sunday with two people down.

Joe Hooper was pronounced dead at the scene.

The shooting remains under investigation.