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Police say Ohio gunman kills 7 before he is shot dead

COPLEY, Ohio

gunman kills seven before he is shot dead

A northeast Ohio man went on a neighborhood shooting rampage, killing seven before being shot and killed in a gunfight with a police officer and a former officer, authorities said Sunday. Copley police said the man, who had not been identified, was in one house with several others Sunday morning when he shot his girlfriend, then ran to a neighboring home and shot her brother and four other people. Investigators said he then chased two bystanders through back yards, shooting one, before entering another house and shooting one person there. He was killed after he left the home. Police said seven of the man's victims died and one was taken to a hospital. None had been identified.

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Police say Ohio gunman kills 7 before he is shot dead

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