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Multiple adults and children reported killed in Ohio shooting

Posted at 11:52 AM, Apr 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-22 11:52:44-04

PIKE COUNTY, Ohio — Authorities are investigating “multiple fatalities” in Pike County, Ohio, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office said Friday morning.

A local pastor told WCPO that two adults and five children were shot to death.

The Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) tells FOX 8 News that there are bodies at multiple locations on Union Hill Road in Peebles, Ohio.

Spokesman Dan Tierney says the Pike County Sheriff’s Office requested state help at 8:20 a.m. Friday. Tierney had no information on whether a suspect was in custody, and BCI says they are not aware of an active shooter situation. Tierney had no confirmation on the number of fatalities.

Pike County is some 80 miles east of Cincinnati.