Westerville Teacher One Of Four Dead After Hocking County Shooting

The Hocking County Sheriff's Office responded to the home just outside of Logan around 5:30 Monday afternoon.(Photo: Google Maps)
The Hocking County Sheriff's Office responded to the home just outside of Logan around 5:30 Monday afternoon.(Photo: Google Maps)

Four people are dead after the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office says a man fatally shot his wife’s two sisters and his son before turning the gun on himself.

Sheriff Lanny North says some sort of family squabble led to yesterday’s deadly shooting near Logan, about 50 miles southeast of Columbus.

The Columbus Dispatch quotes a Kentucky man as saying the shooter was his brother, 63-year-old Paul Gilkey.

Keith Gilkey tells the Dispatch his brother killed his wife, 59-year-old Darlene Gilkey, and his son, 38-year-old Leroy Gilkey, a Spanish teacher at Westerville North High School.

School officials confirm that Leroy Gilkey had taught at the high school since 1999. Flags are flying at half staff at the high school.

Keith Gilkey says his brother was dealing with his wife’s cancer treatments and pressure from her family.

The sheriff’s department would not confirm details early this morning, but a dispatcher says they’re planning a press conference for later today.

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