Neighbor Murders Couple and Seven-Year-Old Son

Reuters – An Ohio man shot dead his neighbors – a couple and their seven-year-old son – in Columbus on Monday before police chased him from the property and killed him, authorities said.

The couple’s 12-year-old daughter was wounded and in a critical condition in hospital, the Columbus Dispatch newspaper reported.

Police named the gunman as Barry Kirk, 50, and said he knew the family. His motive was unclear, police told the newspaper.

A neighbor told the Dispatch she heard at least 20 shots during the early evening confrontation.