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Reward offer for info on Ohio helicopter shooting

A reward is being offered for information to help investigators determine how a medical helicopter ended up with a bullet hole after a flight in central Ohio.

The FBI says a MedFlight Helicopter was headed from Marysville to Washington Court House on Aug. 4 when a crew member heard a thud and a hissing sound. The aircraft landed safely.

The FBI says authorities determined the helicopter likely was hit by the bullet somewhere over the London area in Madison County.

Central Ohio CrimeStoppers is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible.  The FBI says shooting at or damaging an aircraft is a federal violation punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

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