Four dead in shooting at Ohio apartment

Four people were killed in a shooting at an apartment in West Jefferson, Ohio, authorities said Monday.

The shooting occurred about 5:30 p.m. ET at a complex on Jackson Street, according to NBC affiliate WCMH of Columbus.

Three of the victims were found inside the apartment, and one was found outside, West Jefferson Police Chief Christopher Floyd told reporters on Monday. Their names have not been released.

Police respond to the scene of a shooting in West Jefferson, Ohio, on May 24, 2021.NewsNation

No other injuries were reported.

It is unclear what prompted the shooting.

“Things like this don’t happen in West Jefferson, or don’t happen in small towns,” Floyd said.

West Jefferson is about 18 miles west of Columbus.

No other details, including a description of the suspect, were immediately available.