8 dead in Ohio shootings, shooter location unknown

Posted at 11:00 AM, Apr 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-22 17:21:02-04

PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio authorities say seven adults and one teenage member of the same family have been slain in southern Ohio.

Attorney General Mike DeWine says there are no indications that any of the eight killed themselves, indicating that the killer or killers are still on the loose. Pike County’s sheriff warns residents to take precautions and says they should consider the shooter or shooters “armed and dangerous.”

Authorities say three small children survived, including a days-old infant whose mother was killed.

Pike County is in a predominantly rural Appalachian Mountain region some 80 miles east of Cincinnati.