COPLEY TOWNSHIP, OH (WOIO) –
Copley Police were called out to a neighborhood massacre Sunday around 11 a.m. in the area of Schocalog Road and Goodenough Avenue.
According to Copley Police, 8 people were fatally shot, as well as the gunman. A ninth victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. No word on a condition at this time.
Officers arrived at the first crime scene location in the 2300 block of Goodenough Avenue and found that the gunman had fled. Following a short search, the gunman was located and a gun battle ensued. Officers fatally shot the gunman, who has yet to be identified.
In all, there are four shooting locations. There are two crime scenes located on Schocalog Road and two other crime scenes located on Goodenough Avenue. The crime scene is approximately within a three block radius.
Investigators say that the incident started at a home in 2300 block of Goodenough Avenue when it’s believed the shooter shot his girlfriend. He then ran across the street to another home where he confronted his girlfriend’s brother and shot him and four other bystanders.
Next, the madman chased down two other bystanders through several backyards. One person was gunned down outside of a home on Schocalog Avenue. The other sought refuge at a home nearby. The shooter ran to that home where he was met by a police officer and the citizen he was chasing.
A gun battle ensued and the shooter was fatally gunned down by the police officer.
Copley Police tell 19 Action News they are having trouble notifying next of kin, there will be no further updates released today at 12 p.m. during which time a press conference will be held at the Copley Community Center located at 1278 Sunset Drive.
Article Courtesy of WOIO 19 Action News