KIRKERSVILLE, Ohio (AP/KDKA) – Authorities say a police officer and three others were killed in an ambush shooting at an Ohio nursing home.

Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. Robert Sellers says Friday that the situation has ended and there is no threat to the public.

Reports of the shooting at the Pine Kirk Care Center in Kirkersville came around 7:30 a.m.

WBNS reports Kirkersville Police Chief Steven Disario was ambushed and shot by a male suspect. The gunman then reportedly walked into a nursing facility and shot two others.

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Licking County Sheriff Randy Thorp  says Disario was found outside the Pine Kirk Care Center. Thorp says two employees of the center and the suspected gunman were found dead inside the nursing home.

Thorp says Disario was a father of six children with a seventh child on the way.

A local elementary school was put on lockdown, and parents later were told they could pick up their children at a nearby middle school.

The village is about 25 miles (39 kilometers) east of Columbus.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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