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8 Dead in Ohio ‘Execution Style Killings’

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Police are investigating the “execution style” killing of eight people who were found dead in an Ohio home Friday.

Seven adults and one juvenile were found dead in the home located in Piketon, a small town to the east of Cincinnati, according to the Pike County Sheriff. The sheriff later said the shooter was still at large, and believed to be armed and dangerous.

The victims were all members of the same family, found in four homes on Union Hill Road. The victims were each shot in the head, Pike County Police said late Friday. Three children survived the shooting; one aged 3 years old, one aged 6 months, and another aged just 4 days.

“The investigation is in its very early stages, and authorities are still investigating to determine a motive, identify the deceased, and determine if the gunman is among the deceased individuals or on the loose,” the release reads.

No arrests have been made yet, but agents from the Bureau of Criminal Investigation are leading an investigation into the deaths. Schools in the area were on lockdown while police investigated. The FBI is monitoring the situation and has offered assistance to local authorities.

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