Five adults, two children killed in ‘execution-style’ shootings in Ohio

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At least five adults and two children are dead in southern Ohio in what appears to be "execution-style" killings, law enforcement officials said Friday.

All of the victims are believed to be members of the same family, a statement from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader said.

They were found in three homes in Pike County, a rural community about 80 miles east of Cincinnati.

The situation is not being treated as an active shooting and no arrests have been made, the statement said.

Pastor Phil Fulton of Union Hill Church told CNN affiliate WLWT the situation was "very out of character" for the community.

"It's a tragedy," he said.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is leading the investigation. It sent more than a dozen agents to assist the Pike County Sheriff's Office after the request for help came in at 8:21 a.m.

Schools in Pike County and surrounding counties were on lockdown earlier Friday as a precautionary measure, WLWT reported. They are "back to normal" but remain vigilant, Adams County Ohio Valley Local School Superintendent Richard Seas told WLWT.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich called the situation "beyond comprehension" and said the state is working with local law enforcement.


  • Bob of all Bobs

    This is what happens when we make it easy for ANYBODY to buy and own guns. Before this I’m sure the killer was just another “good guy with a gun”
    “Guns make us all safer” ???? YEA RIGHT!!!
    Between this and the dad who accidentally shoots and kills his 4-year old girl after waving his gun in a room full of kids ( very smart ) that’s THREE kids killed by a gun in two days.
    Enough is enough!!! Something needs to be done already. This country has become too selfish about their “gun rights” And much like irresponsible children who can’t take care of their toys, gun owners are making the news everyday about how they can’t take care of their “toys” “tools” what ever they THINK guns are to them and it’s time for the “parents” to come in and take their “toys” away until they learn.

    • liberalssuck

      Slobofallslobs is your typical liberal puke spewing the same old verbal vomit.You notice that liberals DO NOT have any problems with death unless it suits their slimy agenda?
      For instance 1.5 million babies murdered each year through abortion-NOT A PEEP.
      Tens of millions of illegal aliens inside the US murder about 12 people each day in the United States(courtesy of A PEEP,in fact they are doing EVERYTHING they can to support sanctuary cities.
      So give it up slob,until you truly show you care about death,dry up and blow away……………

      • BOB

        He’s a troll who doesn’t even believe the tripe he’s trying to sell. I wouldn’t take him seriously.

      • bob of all bobs

        Typical narrow-minded gun fanatic assuming that I’m a liberal. I know plenty of Republicans who are for more gun control. This might be too much for your small mind to comprehend but there are actually plenty of people who can agree and disagree with both parties on different subjects. Had you actually have a mind of our own and not just blindly follow the same party that your parents and grandparents belong to and actually did some research of your own you’ll see that both sides actually have good ideas from time to time. But just assume I’m a liberal. That’s what you NRA Republicans are really good at. Assuming. Get an education.


        @BOB OF ALL BOBS
        If it walks like duck, quacks like a duck, and looks like a duck ………….

        Yeah, you’re a liberal BOB OF ALL BOBS.

    • BOB

      We make it too easy for people to get driver’s licenses. Look at all the lives we could save if we required a background check and refused to grant licenses to people that drink alcohol. Obviously everybody who drinks could be the next DUI killer on the road.

      • bob of all bobs

        Only people have to take a class and get certified for a driver’s license. And for big rig you need a different type of license. Yet anyone who can walk through a door and offer money can get a gun no classes, no certification, no questions asked. apples and oranges.
        Nice try Bob.

      • BOB

        Hey BOB OF ALL BOBS: What do you think of Utah’s Official State Firearm? It is the Browning M1911 pistol. I have the Springfield-Armory TRP version. It has all the bells and whistles.

  • BOB

    Hey BOB OF ALL BOBS: What do you think of Utah’s Official State Firearm? It is the Browning M1911 pistol.

  • liberalssuck

    Sorry slobofallslobs but I am NOT a republican.I am a constitutionalist.And talk about drinking the koolaid,if ovomit asked you to eat feces,you would smile,pull out your spoon and ask how much?
    Like I said in my previous post until you are concerned with ALL death(which you failed to acknowledge) and not those that fit your slimy agenda,dry up and blow away.You sound like a million other ovomit democrat retreads because you ARE a democrat.Doesn’t matter what you say.And sorry but you can’t just get a gun no questions asked.What universe do you live in?
    Not the same one as me.FYI,legal,law abiding gun owners are VERY seldom to blame for these mass shootings,and many times guns SAVE lives but you and your ilk(liberals)HATE to acknowledge those because it doesn’t fit your agenda.Any comments about 1.5 million dead babies due to abortion annually?
    That bother you at all?
    Doesn’t sound like it.NO mention of that.What about christians persecuted and killed each year?
    What about americans killed by illegal aliens,drunk drivers?
    Your silence on those issues very clearly delineates your political stance as much as you try to deny it.
    Dry up and blow away……

  • BOB

    What BOB OF ALL BOBS fails to mention is the driving is a privilege. Gun ownership is a constitutional right. Get it BOB OF ALL BOBS?

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