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KIRKERSVILLE - Authorities have identified the gunman and two nursing home employees who died during a shooting at a Kirkersville nursing home. Kirkersville is in Licking County..

Officials say 43-year-old Thomas Hartless killed Kirkersville Police Chief Steven Eric Disario and two female employees at Pine Kirk Care Center Friday. Hartless was found dead with the employees, Marlina Medrano, a nurse, and 48-year-old Cindy Krantz, a nurse's aide.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says Medrano had a relationship with Hartless. She lived on the same street as he did in the nearby village of Utica.

Licking County Sheriff Randy Thorp says Disario was killed while responding to reports of a man with a gun.

Kirkersville is about 25 miles east of Columbus.

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Scene outside the Pine Crest Care Center Friday morning - Photo from Licking County Sheriff's Office Facebook


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