Police: Two Teens Dead After Barberton Shooting
BARBERTON, Ohio – Police have released the names of the victims from a shooting that killed two people, and wounded two others in Barberton.
Police said they responded to a call for help on 7th Street NE around 6:50 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.
When police arrived they found four people shot inside the home. The victims are 38-year-old Ronda Blankenship, and her boyfriend 42-year-old John Kohler. Kohler’s children 18-year-old Ashley Carpenter and 14-year-old David Kohler Carpenter were found dead at the scene, according to police.
Kohler and Carpenter were both taken to area hospitals, according to police.
Police believe the home was targeted for a robbery, and the suspect is still on the loose.
Autopsies are scheduled to take place on Ashley Carpenter and David Kohler- Carpenter on Thursday.
The Barberton Detective Bureau, Bureau of Criminal Investigation, and the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating.
Anyone with information is asked to call Barberton Police at 330-848-6709.