Officials piece together events before nursing home shooting

Steven Eric Disario, chief of the Kirkersville police department, was killed in an alley outside the Pine Kirk Care Center, according to the Licking County coroner.

Investigators have not released the identity of the suspected gunman or the two nursing home employees.

"I don't know that they used any sort of protocol, maybe it was just common sense on their part to lock themselves in their rooms", Thorp said.

Authorities say the gunman also was found dead Friday. They were transferred to various hospitals Friday morning so that police could process the crime scene; it wasn t immediately clear when they would be allowed to return.

Chief Steven Disario, 38, had only been police chief about three weeks, Thorp said. State prison records show he served eight months in 2010 for the 2009 abduction of another woman. He was released from jail in April after his latest domestic violence case in March.

Pictured, suspected, Kirkersville shooting suspect, Thomas HartlessPictured, the home of suspected, Kirkersville shooting suspect, Thomas Hartless.

Responding officers found Disario on the street and then investigated a report of a gunman at the nursing home, Thorp said.

"This is a really small town and everybody knows everybody", she said. His wife was expecting their seventh child.

Pine Kirk Care Center is a 24-bed facility in a converted residential residence, said Peter Van Runkle, executive director of the Ohio Health Care Association, a nursing-home industry group.

Authorities learned that a shooter was in the nursing home and went in, where they found three people dead, two employees and an individual believed to be the gunman, Thorp said.

In honor of Kirkersville Police Chief Steven E. Disario, who was killed in the line of duty May 12, 2017. The hostages were unharmed.

Authorities say the gunman had taken two passers-by as hostages in a wooded area behind the nursing home.

The authorities have not given a motive for the shooting, and have not identified the other victims.

A report via fox8 told of investigators discovering two deceased female employees inside the nursing home.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sihk) has ordered flags flown at half-staff following the fatal shooting of a village police chief in an attack that also killed two nursing home employees. At least some residents were moving out of the nursing home, authorities said.

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