Multiple fatalities found in Ohio home, media reports say seven dead
OHIO – Multiple people were found dead in a home in Pike County, Ohio, law enforcement officials said on Friday, with local media outlets reporting that up to seven were killed.
No one has been taken into custody in the crime that took place near Peebles, about 70 miles (110 km) east of Cincinnati,
according to Ohio Attorney General’s Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation. It did not release information on how many people had been killed.
“We are not aware of there being an active shooter,” said Jill Del Greco, a spokeswoman for the attorney general’s office.
Columbus TV broadcaster WCMH and others reported that at least seven people were dead. It showed footage of a house surrounded by yellow crime scene tape with sheriff’s deputies walking in front.
TV station WHIO reported that two adults and five children were fatally shot, citing a local pastor on the scene.
“Reports we are receiving from Peebles are tragic beyond comprehension,” said Ohio Governor and Republican presidential candidate John Kasich in a tweet.
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s crime scene search unit and cyber crimes unit were headed to the scene, the Ohio Attorney General’s office said.
The Chillicothe Gazette newspaper showed a picture of three ambulances lined up along a wooded and rural road. It said there were multiple crime scenes, citing deputies on the scene.
Sheriff’s offices did not respond to requests for comment. –Reuters