RICHMOND TOWNSHIP — A man was robbed, assaulted and shots were fired Sunday evening at Pymatuning State Park, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The armed robbery occurred about 9:30 p.m. at the Padanaram Boat Launch, at Leon and Padanaram roads, said Sgt. Daniel Jesse of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. A man, 69, was robbed of money and medications and struck with a pistol by a group of unknown assailants, comprised of two men and one woman.

The man, who was at the recreation area fishing, received non life-threatening injuries from being struck in the head, Jesse said. 

“Shots were fired,” he said.

Such incidents are not common at the boat launch, Jesse said, and this was the first that he can recall in “recent times.”

The incident is under investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Anyone with information should call the highway patrol at 330-898-2311.