Wheeling man arrested for allegedly shooting girlfriend

Crimes and Courts

A Wheeling man has been arrested in connection to an alleged shooting on Stone Church Road on Tuesday.

According to Ohio County Sheriff Tom Howard, Christopher ‘Kevin’ Wildern, 38, allegedly shot his girlfriend, 41-year-old Jennifer O’Hara, at his home on Stone Church Road.

Police say O’Hara experienced traumatic injury to the upper arm. Deputies applied their new Stop the Bleed kit with a tourniquet, saving her life.

O’Hara was transported by ambulance and was life-flighted from Stone Church Road to Pittsburgh.

According to officials, she is in stable condition.

Wildern has been arrested as a person prohibited from having a firearm due to mental health issues.

The investigation is still ongoing. At this point, the shooting is being treated as an accidental discharge.

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