At least 8 people have been murdered in the “execution-style killings” in 4 places near each other in the rural Ohio.
It is assumed that the victims – that including 2 children & 5 adults – belonged to the same family, the said the state’s attorney general in a statement.
They were all gunshot to death but there have been no arrests & no “active shooter” situation.
Over a dozen officials from the multiple agencies were directed to the crime scenes in Piketon, situated in the south of Columbus.
A pastor present at scene stated that the ferocity might have been the result of a “domestic situation.”
7 of fatalities were discovered in the homes that are along the Union Hill Road in Pike County. It’s yet vague where the 8th body was recovered.
The Local schools Peebles High School and Peebles Elementary were earlier on the “lockout” – no-one went in nor anyone went out – due to ongoing situation in Piketon, said a representative for Adams County Ohio Valley Schools.
FBI in the Cincinnati tweeted that they’re “closely monitoring the situation”.
John Kasich, the Ohio Governor & the Republican presidential candidate tweeted that the circumstances are “tragic beyond comprehension.”