Eight people are dead after a family argument just outside of Akron, Ohio led to a senseless shooting spree that took the life of an 11-year-old and seven adults, while two other victims were left wounded.
The shooting occurred in a wooded, residential neighborhood where Copley Township police shot the gunman to death.
A 75-year-old neighbor witnessed the shooting and quickly took cover behind a truck, according to Gilbert Elie he was getting ready for church on Sunday morning when he heard gunshots and cries for help, he says after hearing the shots he headed across the street where he saw the body of one female laying in the driveway, a female and a young girl shot inside a car and one man shot near the garage.
Gilbert says that as he was standing outside the home when another woman came outside of the next door house and tried to talk to him until her boyfriend followed her outside and shot her.
After running for safety Elie told police that he didn’t see what happened next since he was hiding behind a truck for protection.
An investigation is in progress as police try to figure out what the family squabble entailed and why their shooter killed everyone inside and outside of the home including a seemingly innocent little girl.
No statements have been released at this time from the two wounded individuals who witnessed the horrific scene.