8 Dead in 'Execution Style' Shootings in Ohio

The shooter or shooters are possibly still out there and 'extremely dangerous'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 22, 2016 10:14 AM CDT
Updated Apr 22, 2016 1:54 PM CDT
7 Dead After Shooting in Rural Ohio
Police tape is deployed across from the Union Hill Road exit off Route 32 at a crime scene perimeter Friday in Ohio.   (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Eight people are dead after "execution-style" shootings in rural southern Ohio on Friday, reports WBNS. According to WCPO, the victims in the rampage in Peebles are all members of the Rhoden family. One of the dead is a 16-year-old boy, the AP reports. Multiple homes were involved in what the Ohio attorney general describes as a "grisly scene." A number of the dead were found in bed, including a mother who had been sleeping with her 4-day-old baby. The baby survived. The shootings took place at four homes—three within a few miles of each other and the fourth within 30 miles.

No arrests have been made, and police are unclear even how many shooters there were. None people found dead appear to have killed themselves, which means the shooter or shooters may still be on the loose. If that's the case, authorities say they are "extremely dangerous." Police say the shootings do not appear random, but no motive has been determined, ABC 6 reports. (More mass shootings stories.)

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