Three People Shot, 2 Confirmed Dead, Kent State Facility Put Into Lockdown [Video]

Kent State Regional Academic Center at Twinsburg was placed under lockdown due to a possible shooter in the area. Three people were shot in a police-involved shooting on Sherwin Dr. near Darrow Rd. in Twinsburg on Tuesday, according to a report by Fox 8 News.

Two people are dead. A bullet grazed the third person. No officers were injured.

Twinsburg Police responded to a domestic violence situation.

Akron Beacon Journal reported local resident John Ruda said he had just returned home with his family from dinner when a number of police cars came screaming into the neighborhood.

Ruda added he pulled out his cell phone and began recording and then ducked for cover as he heard police officers screaming at someone followed by numerous gunshots.

“Police cars were driving onto lawns and they came out with their guns drawn.”

McKenzie Aigler, 18, said he knew the older couple who lived in the house where the shooting occurred.

He said the couple’s son and his wife also lived on the property.

“They were the nicest couple in the neighborhood.”

Ken Coon, who lives on the corner of Sherwin Drive and Darrow Road, said he was inside with his 6-year-old grandson when shots rang out.

Coon’s grandson turned to him and said, “Papaw. You hear someone’s shooting?”

Coon said the neighborhood is normally a quiet place to live, adding, “In today’s society, this could happen anywhere.”

The Kent State Regional Academic Center and has since been reopened, Kent State confirms.

The university said the shooter was never on their campus; however, all evening classes remain canceled.

Twinsburg police ordered the nearby Kent State Regional Academic Center on Creekside Drive into a lockdown. This is the first week of classes at the university.

The lockdown was eventually lifted around 7 p.m.

Police officers from several departments including the Summit County Sheriff’s office had to converge on a residential street near the Kent State center.

Akron Beacon Journal‘s coverage of the shooting and the Kent State lockdown reports a woman posted a Tweet on Twitter Tuesday evening saying she lives in the neighborhood and heard four or five shots.

WKYC received exclusive video of the actual shooting from a witness who was at the scene.

WARNING: The video is very loud and graphic.

Kent State spokesperson Eric Mansfield said there were about 200 students and faculty in the Twinsburg Regional Academic Center when the lockdown was ordered.

Bureau of Criminal Investigation spokeswoman Jill Del Greco confirmed that agents from her agency are currently assisting local police with the investigation.

Police say the area is now secure. No other details have been released.

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