US Gunman Kills 8 in Shooting Spree

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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Police in the Midwestern U.S. state of Ohio say a man went on a shooting rampage Sunday, killing seven people and wounding another before he was shot dead by police.

Authorities said the gunman first shot his girlfriend inside a home Sunday morning in the town of Copley, about 40 kilometers south of Cleveland. They say he then went to a house next door and shot the woman's brother and four other people.

Police say the suspect proceeded to chase two people through several yards and shot one of them before entering a house to shoot the final victim.

Officials say the gunman was killed after he left the house and exchanged shots with police.

The community held a candlelight vigil late Sunday to remember the victims, which authorities said included an 11-year-old boy.

Police have yet to find a motive for the attack.