Officer, two others shot at nursing home in Kirkersville

KIRKERSVILLE, Ohio —  Authorities say a police officer was wounded amid reports of a shooting at an Ohio nursing home.

Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. Robert Sellers says Friday that the situation has ended and there is no threat to the public.

Reports of the shooting at the Pine Kirk Care Center in Kirkersville came around 7:30 a.m.

A local elementary school was put on lockdown, and parents later were told they could pick up their children at a nearby middle school.

Police did not immediately release further detail on the shooting or the officer’s condition.

The village is about 25 miles east of Columbus.

Gov. John Kasich tweeted about the situation as it unfolded:

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Jen Steer May 12, 201711:31 am

A news conference is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. 

Jen Steer May 12, 201711:53 am

Sounds like the news conference won’t begin until noon.

Jen Steer May 12, 201712:06 pm

We are still waiting on the news conference to start.

Jen Steer May 12, 201712:15 pm

Authorities say the Kirkersville Police Chief was killed in the shooting.

Jen Steer May 12, 201712:16 pm

One of the people deceased inside is the gunman, sheriff’s office says.

Jen Steer May 12, 201712:17 pm

The chief was 36 years old and the father of six. The family has another child on the way. He was chief for three weeks.

Jen Steer May 12, 201712:17 pm

Two employees are deceased. The gunman is deceased.

Jen Steer May 12, 201712:22 pm

Four total people lost their lives. That’s Chief Steven Eric Disario, two employees and the gunman.