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. Jimmy

    Domestic violence/ family squabble run amok. One person snaps and eight are gone.

    August 7, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy

    This is so sad.
    Just so, so sad.

    August 7, 2011 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy

    What was the point?
    Bloody senseless!!

    August 7, 2011 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • U-Turn

      Crazed gunman wanted to go out with a bang.

      August 8, 2011 at 7:03 am | Report abuse |
  4. Phantom II

    The bills came in.

    August 7, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jeff Frank. ( R - Ohio )

    The shooter gets smoked, AFTER killing 7?

    August 7, 2011 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy

    @Jeff Frank:

    I know, right?

    August 7, 2011 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Well......

    I wish I could find the right words to say. I'm saddened, angred and glad all at one time. I'm so sad for the loss of life and those who are the survivors. I'm angred because these people had no way to defend themselves, and I'm glad this monster was taken out. My condolance to all.

    August 7, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Well......

    @ Phantom II: do you have to get asinine?

    August 7, 2011 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Well......

    ~~~~~@ Phantom II:~~~~~~ Do you have to get asinine? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    August 7, 2011 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  10. charmaine

    My heart goes out to the families

    August 7, 2011 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Petra

    My heart really goes out to the mother of the 11-year-old...

    August 7, 2011 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  12. saywhat

    Tragic & scary.
    We have been witnessing so much random violence where a lone gunman goes on a rampage in public places in homes.

    August 7, 2011 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Greg

    Glad they killed the bas tard. Other wise, free lawyer,free food and shelter. He was mentally ill. Let's be easy on him. STUPID!!! Got rid of some loser. Give those police a medal.

    August 7, 2011 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  14. stunami

    cnn is mispronouncing the name of the town.. they call it cope-lee. it's really cop (as in police) lee

    August 7, 2011 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mad Hatter

    Very sad news. Condolences to family and friends of the innocents lost. The only way to stop the madness of anymore getting killed was to kill the perpetrator. Horrifying the madness in this world.

    August 8, 2011 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
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