Ohio AG: Days-Old Infant Survived ‘Execution’ Killings Of 8 Family Members

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April 22, 2016 10:11 a.m.

UPDATED: April 22, 2016, 4:52 PM ET

Eight members of the same family were killed “execution-style” across four homes in rural Piketon, Ohio, law enforcement said Friday, in the presence of three small children, who survived the rampage.

The deceased are seven adults and a 16-year-old male, Ohio attorney general Mike DeWine said in a Friday afternoon press conference.

All the victims were shot in the head, “execution-style,” and none of the deaths appear to be suicides, he said. DeWine said it appears the killings took place overnight while the victims were in bed, with one woman killed with her “four-day-old right there.”

A six-month-old and three-year-old child were also found to have survived the mass shooting.

The killer is believed to be at large and should be considered armed and dangerous, DeWine said. The motive behind the attacks is not yet known.

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