Police chief, two others killed in shooting; suspect dead
The chief of the Kirkersville Police Department was killed in a shooting this morning. Three other people, including the shooter, are dead.
The chief responded to a report of a man with a gun at the Pine Kirk nursing home at 7:50 a.m. in downtown Kirkersville in western Licking County.
He was shot after he entered the nursing home. When authorities entered the nursing home, they found three other people dead. Two victims were employees of the nursing home, and authorities believe the person was the shooter, Licking County Sheriff Randy Thorp said.