LAKE TOWNSHIP, OHIO—When police checked on the welfare of a family in an Ohio home, they discovered three children and four other family members who were shot to death from gunshot wounds.
According to the article from The Epoch Times, around 7:30 p.m., the bodies of the victims who were shot to death were discovered. According to Uniontown police, Thursday in Lake Township. Jason Dunham, 46, his wife Melissa Dunham, 42, and their three children Renee, 15, Amber, 12, and Evan, 9, were all identified.
Although it’s not yet known who fired the shots, authorities said that they were shot to death, and are being investigated as a domestic dispute that turned deadly. They would not disclose who requested the welfare check or why it was done on Friday, citing the ongoing investigation.
On Thursday night, the Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation assisted in gathering and documenting evidence at the residence of the family there were shot to death. All inquiries were directed to Uniontown police, who are in charge of a portion of Lake Township, by a BCI spokesman.
The Dunhams’ neighbor, Edmond Gadzacko, told The Canton Repository that he and his wife have always gotten along well with them and have never had any problems. When his grandchildren came to visit, he claimed the three kids would frequently play with them.
According to ABC News, the kids attended district schools, according to Lake Local School District Superintendent Kevin Tobin. He claimed that the district had activated its crisis response team and that both staff and students had access to counselors.
Mr. Tobin told the newspaper, “It’s a very, very tragic incident, and we will just come together as a school community and as the Lake Local community.”