Eight Dead in 'Execution-Style' Killings in Rural Ohio, Suspect Still on the Loose
updated 04/22/2016 AT 05:45 PM EDT
•originally published 04/22/2016 AT 11:40 AM EDT
Kate Hanson, Public Information Officer with the Ohio Attorney General's Office, which runs the state's Bureau of Criminal Investigation, confirms to PEOPLE that no arrests have been made.
The office said that the victims were shot "execution-style," and none appeared to be a suicide, leading investigators to believe that the shooter is still on the loose. "We are not aware of an active shooter situation," Hanson tells PEOPLE.
All of the victims are possibly members of the same family and they were found in four separate homes, the office said in a press release.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine told WLW, "It looks like two teenagers dead and it looks like young young children who must have been there when it occurred.”
He added that the young children were not killed.
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Nearby Peebles Elementary and Peebles High School was placed on "lockout," meaning nobody is allowed in or out of the schools, PEOPLE confirms.
The shooting took place near the county line between Adams and Pike Counties. Piketon had a population of 2,181 as of the 2010 census.
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