Eight Dead in 'Execution-Style' Killings in Rural Ohio, Suspect Still on the Loose

Eight Dead in Shooting in Rural Southern Ohio: Reports
Authorities at the scene in Pike County, Ohio

updated 04/22/2016 AT 05:45 PM EDT

originally published 04/22/2016 AT 11:40 AM EDT

Eight people were killed in a shooting spree in rural Piketon, Ohio, that took place at multiple scenes after 8 a.m. Friday morning and the suspect is still on the loose, according to multiple reports.

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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