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Officer shot after man opens fire in nursing home

13 May 2017, 12:54 | Amanda Barker

Authorities are responding to the report of an active shooter situation Friday morning in Kirkersville

Authorities are responding to the report of an active shooter situation Friday morning in Kirkersville

"There is no threat to the public", he said.

The number of shots fired in the incident is not yet known and if DiSario was able to fire any shots has not been determined. "It's just a tragic event", he said.

Kirkersville is about 25 miles (39 kilometers) east of Columbus.

"Shocked & pained by the horrific shooting in Kirkersville", Ohio Governor John Kasich said on Twitter.

One vehicle was found at a Pilot Flying J. The gunman is not being identified at this time.

The Ohio State Hwy Patrol confirms a Kirkersville police officer was shot while responding to an active shooter situation at a nursing and rehabilitation center in Kirkersville. The order goes into effect immediately through sunset on May 16, 2017.

Kirkersville is a village in central OH with a population of around 500.

DiSario had been chief for about three weeks, Thorp said, and was a father of six with a seventh child on the way.

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None of the 23 nursing home residents were injured.

"You could hear a guy yelling", Kathy Rogers said.

"We've lost a police officer".

The police officer killed is from the Kirkersville department, according to 10TV. The gunman was later found dead.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said the suspected shooter is from Utica.

Kirkersville Police Chief Steven Eric Disario, 36, was responding to a report about a man in a street with a firearm when he saw the gunman an an alley behind Pine Kirk Care Center nursing home shortly before 8 a.m., Thorp said.

When deputies entered the building, they found two employees and the suspected shooter dead inside.

A woman who works about a block away said she heard gunshots followed by screaming and then sirens.

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