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Kirkersville Shooter: Full Story & Must-See Details

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A law enforcement officer has been shot during an active shooter situation in Kirkersville, Ohio.

Homeland Security, the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Licking County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 200 block of East Main Street in Kirkersville on a report of a shooting.

What Happened?

One law enforcement was shot and an elementary school in Kirkersville, Ohio is on lockdown as a result of an active shooter.

UPDATE: The officer who was ambushed and shot has reportedly died, according to the Newark Advocate. At least one other person has been wounded.

Authorities have not yet released a description of the suspected gunman. However, two law enforcement sources told 10TV that the gunman is down and “neutralized.” The officer was responding to the call of an active shooter.

Two people have been hospitalized.

The scene is about five miles west of Hebron in Licking County at Pine Kirk Care Center, a nursing home. However, this has not been officially confirmed by police.

A resident told ABC 6/FOX 28 that he heard multiple gunshots just a block off of E Main St.

Southwest Licking Schools confirm that Kirkersville Elementary is under lockdown. Latchkey students and staff are the only ones currently in the building. The school will remain closed for the day. According to NBC4 reporter Dan Pearlman, all students who attend classes there have been safely moved to Watkins Middle Schools. Parents can pick up their children from the middle school but are advised not to head to the elementary school.

East Main Street is shut down. 5th Street is also closed. Hamilton is also closed. Drivers are advised to take I-71.

No other details are known at this time.


Kirkersville, Ohio

Kirkersville is a village in Licking County, Ohio, United States, along the South Fork of the Licking River. The population was 525 at the 2010 census. Kirkersville was platted in 1832 by Dr. William C. Kirker, and named for him

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