At least two people were hospitalized and police confirmed an officer was shot, Columbus-based WSYX reported.
Authorities say a gunman has fatally shot the police chief of an OH village and two nursing home employees.
Two employees and the shooter were also killed, Throp said.
WBNS TV reports that the gunman first shot the officer, then went into the nursing home and shot two more people before turning the gun on himself.
He was a father of six with a seventh child on the way, and had only been on the job for three weeks, The AP reported.
Gov. John Kasich ordered flags flown at half-staff in Licking County and the Statehouse and expressed his condolences in a tweet.
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Kasich ordered flags flown at half-staff at the Statehouse and at all public buildings and grounds throughout Licking County in central OH, where the shootings happened.
Students who were en route to Kickersville Elementary School, which is near the nursing home, were diverted to Watkins Middle School, according to local reports. A heavy police presence is still located at the school.
Kirkersville Elementary School was placed on lockdown, according to librarian Sue Keller, who couldn't provide details about the incident and whether it involved the school in any way. When the sheriff informed the district about the shooting, all the kids were taken to the middle school and subsequently released to their parents. Their condition is unknown at this time. "I guess the only peace of mind is that the threat is over", he said. "Grateful for law enforcement's quick response".
Law enforcement at the scene of an ac tive shooter situation in Kirkersville, Ohio/WCMH. He said the officer was "wounded".
The Columbus Dispatch and other OH media are reporting there is an an active shooter situation in Kirkersville in Licking County and that the gunman is down.
Pine Kirk is licensed for 24 patients and had 23 as of May 3, according to Ohio Department of Health records.