Eight Dead in Ohio Shooting Rampage

Elderly neighbor says he saw one woman get shot
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 7, 2011 5:25 PM CDT
A Fairlawn, Ohio, policeman maintains traffic around a police barrier near a multiple death shooting in Copley, Ohio, Sunday, Aug. 7. 2011.   (Phil Long)

(Newser) – A family argument in Ohio ended in the shooting deaths of eight people in two places, including an 11-year-old, authorities said today. Two others were wounded. The shootings happened in a wooded, residential neighborhood of older homes outside Akron, and police shot the gunman to death, Copley Township officers said. One 75-year-old neighbor said he found many of the dead, and saw one of the shootings.

Gilbert Elie says he was getting ready for church this morning when he heard gunshots and cries for help. He says he went across the street and saw the body of one woman lying in the driveway, another woman and a girl shot inside a car, and a man shot near a garage. Then he says another woman came out of the house next door and tried to talk to him, but her boyfriend followed and shot her. Elie ran for safety behind a truck and didn't see what happened next.

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