Six People Dead In Bellefontaine Shooting

(BELLEFONTAINE, Oh., May 29, 2005) -- Authorities in Logan County say six people have been shot to death in two farmhouses west of Bellefontaine.

A seventh person was shot in the neck.

Lieutenant Chuck Stout says two bodies were found in one farmhouse and four others in another farmhouse about a quarter-mile away.

He says authorities believe the shootings occurred between 6 and 10 this morning.

He says investigators believe that the shooter is among those dead. Stout says four adults are dead along with two children.

He says he's never seen anything like it in his 35 years in law enforcement. Bellefontaine is about 45 miles northwest of Columbus.

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