Seven people, including an 11-year-old child, were shot and killed in a small town in northeastern Ohio on Sunday in a rampage that ended when police killed the suspected gunman, authorities said.
The shootings occurred about 11 a.m. in Copley Township, about seven miles west of Akron, according to the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office.
Copley Police Chief Michael Mier told CNN affiliate WJW that the shooting began after an argument in a residence. Five people were killed at the home. Two more were killed on a nearby road, Mier said.
A woman who lives near the scene of the shootings described how one of the gunman's would-be victims fled.
"Somebody knocked on my door and a woman was at my porch, hiding on my porch," Lindy McCrady told WJW.When McCrady opened the door, the woman ran inside and told McCrady "somebody had shot her husband point blank in the head. ... And then she started screaming, 'My son, my son, my 11-year-old son.'"
Authorities said one victim was 11 years old.
Officers responding to the shooting found the suspected gunman inside a home, Mier said. The man shot at the responding officers, who returned fire, killing him, Mier told WJW.
In addition to the gunman's seven victims, two others were wounded. Their conditions were not immediately known.
The identities of the victims are being withheld pending notification of kin, the medical examiner's office said.