Investigators confirm three dead in Tuscarawas County shooting

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TUSCARAWAS COUNTY, Ohio (WJW) – The Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible double murder-suicide.

Deputies responded to a home in Mill Township after a 911 call from a woman in the 3300 block of Eastport Road SE around 11:30 p.m. Sunday.

According to the sheriff’s office, the dispatcher heard what they believed to be gunshots on that call. When deputies arrived at the home, they saw a woman lying on the floor through a window.

The deputies broke the glass and EMS took her to Aultman Hospital. The sheriff’s office has now confirmed the woman died after being in extremely critical condition.

Inside the home, police say the woman’s husband and the woman’s father were found dead.

The sheriff’s office has now identified all three people shot and killed as 69-year-old Carl Beranek Sr. of Dillonvale, 48-year-old Dawn Wills and 67-year-old Richard Wills, who police say is the suspected shooter.

Autopsies are underway. Investigators are not releasing a motive for this crime at this time.

The dogs that lived at the home are reportedly being taken in by other family members.

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