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Police chief, 3 others shot and killed at Licking County nursing home

Kirkersville chief, 2 nursing home employees killed (WSYX)

KIRKERSVILLE, Ohio (WKRC) - The chief of police in Kirkersville, Ohio has died after an active shooting situation at a nursing home. Three other people were found inside that nursing home, one of them is believed to be the shooter.

Reports of the shooting at the Pine Kirk Care Center in Kirkersville came around 7:30 a.m. WBNS reports a gunman walked into the nursing home and shot two people. No word on the conditions of those shooting victims. They are believed to have been employees.

Licking County Sheriff Randy Thorp said that Chief Steven Eric Disario had only been on the job. The 36-year-old was a father of six with another child on the way.

A local elementary school was put on lock down, and parents later were told they could pick up their children at a nearby middle school.

Investigators believe the shooter turned the gun on himself.


23 people lived at the nursing home. No one else was hurt. They have been taken to other facilities.

The village is about 24 miles (39 kilometers) east of Columbus.

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