UPDATE AT 12:15 P.M. Licking County Sheriff announces that Kirkersville Police Chief Steven Disario was killed by a gunman at a nursing home in Kirkersville this morning. Two other persons and the gunman are also dead. The chief had been on the job for three weeks. He leaves behind six children and one on the way.
KIRKERSVILLE - Sources in Licking County confirm a law enforcement officer has been shot during an active shooter situation.
Columbus television station WBNS reports that the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Licking County Sheriff's Office are responding to the 200 block of East Main Street in Kirkersville.
The station also reports that Kirkersville Elementary School is closed for the day.
Kirkersville is about 30 miles east of downtown Columbus.
The Licking County Sheriff's Office posted pictures from the scene on Facebook. That post was accompanied with the words, "Tragic day. Thanks to all the law enforcement and medics that are a part of this fluid scene."
Licking County Sheriff's Office Facebook photo of the scene in Kirkersville