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NKY father, son among those killed in NE Ohio shooting

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Craig and Scotty Dieter (Source: Facebook) Craig and Scotty Dieter (Source: Facebook)
COPLEY, OH (FOX19) -

A father and son from northern Kentucky are among the victims of a shooting in Copley, Ohio.

Copley Township police say Scott Dieter, 11, and his father, Craig, 51, of Walton, Ky. were killed Sunday morning.

Police say Craig, his wife, Beth, and Scott, were visiting Craig's sister, Rebecca, who was the live-in girlfriend of the shooter, Michael Hance, 51.

Hance began his shooting spree around 11 a.m. Sunday morning when he shot Rebecca Dieter.

Rebecca Dieter was taken to the hospital, where her condition is unknown.

A total of seven people were killed. Hance died during a gun battle with police.

After Hance shot Rebecca Dieter, police say he ran to an adjacent home, where he shot Craig Deter and four others, including two 16-year-old girls.

He then chased four people - two through neighboring backyards - shooting one of them before bursting into a home on a nearby road, where Scott Dieter and another person took refuge.

Police say Hance shot Scott Dieter in cold blood and left the home, only to get into a gunfight outside with a police officer and a citizen who had been a police officer.

A woman, Robin Hancock, who said she was a caregiver for Russell and Gudrun Johnson, victims in the rampage, told the Associated Press that Hance was involved in a dispute that arose recently over the estate of Rebecca Dieter's late parents. 

Hancock said the Johnsons were long-time friends with Dieter's parents. She said Hance was "quiet and strange" and his confrontational behavior caused her to quit her job.

Police say Hance had no prior criminal record and they were still working to figure out an exact motive.


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