Police investigate family shooting and stabbing

FRANKLIN TWP, OH (FOX19)-- Warren County Sheriffs are investigating a family argument that sent two people to the hospital Saturday night.

Shortly before 9:00pm, officials say that 54-year-old Richard Smith and 56-year-old Johnnie Hillard were involved in some type of dispute at their home. The two are cousins and lived at the 6000 block of Manchester Road in Franklin Township.

When officers were called to the address both of the men were injured. Smith had been stabbed multiple times and Hillard was shot. Investigator say they believe the men assaulted each other.

The cousins were taken to Atrium Medical Center where they underwent surgery. The two are still in the hospital.