A number of people have been found dead across multiple crime scenes in Ohio.
The Ohio Attorney General’s office could not provide the number of dead or how they were killed.
More than a dozen officials from multiple state agencies are currently en route to crime scenes in Piketon, Ohio, south of Columbus. Officials are not aware of arrests or an “active shooter” situation, said Dan Tierney, spokesman for the Ohio Attorney General.
Local media are reporting that seven people have died, according to a local pastor speaking to reporters.
Local schools Peebles Elementary and Peebles High School are on “lockout” – no-one goes in or out – due to the ongoing situation in Piketon, a spokesperson for Adams County Ohio Valley Schools said.
The FBI in Cincinnati tweeted that they are “closely monitoring the situation in Pike County”. Ohio Governor John Kasich and Republican presidential candidate tweeted that the situation is “tragic beyond comprehension”.