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Multiple Fatalities Confirmed In Southern Ohio Shooting

The attorney general's office in Ohio confirmed "multiple homicides" had been reported outside of Peebles, a town about 70 miles east of Cincinnati.

By Briana Altergott | April 22, 2016

Authorities have confirmed multiple people are dead in a shooting in southern Ohio.

The details surrounding the incident are still unclear. But the attorney general's office in Ohio confirmed "multiple homicides" had been reported outside of Peebles, a town about 70 miles east of Cincinnati.

A nearby resident told Newsy's partners at WCPO: "The mail carrier told me there's something seriously bad going on up the road. ... I'm not very far."

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The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation told the outlet it was working three scenes in the area. The bureau also confirmed it is sending more than a dozen agents to investigate.

There have been no reports of an active shooter or any arrests. As a precaution, nearby schools were on lockdown.

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