August 7th, 2011
06:51 PM ET

Eight dead, including gunman, in Ohio shooting spree

Seven people, including an 11-year-old, were fatally shot in a small Ohio town Sunday in a rampage that ended when police killed the suspected gunman, authorities said.

Copley Township Police Chief Michael Mier told CNN affiliate WJW that the shooting began after an argument in a residence.

Lindy McCrady, who lives near the shootings, said a woman ran to her house and told her, "somebody had shot her husband point blank in the head. ... And then she started screaming, 'My son, my son, my 11-year-old son.' "

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  1. raven

    I dont even have words .sad.just sad.

    August 8, 2011 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
  2. fernace

    Why is it always the nutcan with homicidal tendencies, that get ahold of the guns!? I'm a pacifist, but not so naive as to think people shouldn't have the means to protect themselves! But I also don't think we should go back to the old west with everybody strapped! It's hard to think of a happy medium that could've prevented this horribly un-necessary tradgedy! Bless the deceased & the families left to pick up the pieces! God help us all!!

    August 8, 2011 at 3:19 am | Report abuse |
  3. Shawnilla

    This is sadest I have seen my heart goes out 2 them.

    August 8, 2011 at 4:46 am | Report abuse |
    • just sayin

      some people out there have lost everything and become homeless and they say f uck it and start taking people with him, usually the a ss holes. just sayin

      August 26, 2011 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  4. CNN Wire

    We all are posting on here calling this madness "madness", it is indeed madness, and too often we all tend to snap and do madness. Lessons here people; at that point where we start getting mad, remember, count to twenty (20) before we act! It saves lives, sometime our own.

    August 8, 2011 at 6:34 am | Report abuse |
    • just sayin

      Maybe they were his inlaws.

      August 26, 2011 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |

    this article is lacking in details... like. who won the arguement?

    August 8, 2011 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
    • U-Turn

      My money is on the guy with the bigger gun and the better aim.

      August 8, 2011 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  6. Fix in TX

    @ RUFFNUTT -> Does it matter now who won the fight, they are all dead. God Bless those who died in vain.

    August 8, 2011 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  7. Fix in TX

    @ Phantom II–> the more I read from you the asinine you become. I thought it was just one article but now you are proving to be an a **.

    August 8, 2011 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  8. john

    Fernace: I for one think people should have the right to carry. I live in the only state left that fails to allow conceal carry. And yet, brothers are killing brothers everyday here. Allowing people the right to bear arms isn't the issue, the fact that crazies will be crazies and thugs will be thugs is. My questions are: how many times have the police been called to that residence in the past for fighting? What was this suspects background at the criminal level? An 11 year old has no way to defend themselves from a sick monster and this is very tragic. Pacifist=Victim! Compared to the old west, this place has become far more violent, and it was easier to carry guns then. Unfortunately these types of situations are unavoidable/unpreventable when a sick mind sets there sights on hurting people. But in the event it does happen, you would want to be able to protect yourself rather than wait for someone to finally get there when it could be too late. I'm not a gun crazy nut either, just a person who likes being above ground breathing! I am very sad that these people that died had no way of getting away or stopping him. R.I.P

    August 8, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  9. banasy

    The bloodshed could have been much, much worse if all of them were packing...
    Pacifist does NOT equal victim.
    Pacifist equals compassion, in fernace's case.

    August 8, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • torn

      If all had been packing it might have been a lot less victims, When one of the victims shot the perpetrator, the whole incident would have been over.

      August 31, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  10. fernace

    @ banasy, thanks & I agree! More guns just means more confusion & injuries! We do have the right to carry in Texas, but most people don't! The occurence of these tragedies are pretty rare, considering the size to the country & the easy access to fire arms! The occurence of accidental shootings are much higher! That's why people I know who have guns, keep them securely locked away! Usually they have kids too & we've all heard too many sad stories of kids & guns! I do agree with 1 thing you said,John, how many times had the police been called to the residence? Here they remove guns from residences with a high callback volume! They also warn that kids will be relocated by CPS! Maybe Ohio need to start looking into their policies, this small town certainly does!

    August 8, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Swami

    Such kind of incident in US is nothing new. There are many countries in the world where there is prohibition on use of arms, So why not same happen in US. If there was prohibition on use of arms this maight have saved atleat 11 -year old. Hope to save atleast one child in future if there is prohibition on ARMS.

    August 9, 2011 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  12. BoredSecurityOfficer

    Why does it say "This Just in" But the story says Sunday? Typo I assume.....nonetheless, this is a very sad hearst out to the families of this tragic sitiuation.

    September 3, 2011 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
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