Three people killed, 8-year-old boy found
Dozens of police from several agencies are conducting a manhunt for a gunman believed to be responsible for the killing of three people and stabbing of another Wednesday night.
The area just north of Ironton, about 110 miles south of Columbus in southern Ohio, is surrounded by the Wayne National Forest.
The Associated Press reported the Lawrence County Sheriff ’s Office said deputies were called to an Elizabeth Township trailer around 7:30 p.m. where three adults were found dead. A fourth adult was found stabbed at a nearby residence and was flown to a Huntington, West Virginia hospital.
Authorities also had been searching for 8-year-old Devin Holston, who was missing from the crime scene. The boy was located and the alert canceled, according to the Ohio Attorney General’s office. His condition was not immediately known.
The Sheriff ’s Office said they are looking for 23-yearold Aaron Lawson, who ran into woods after crashing a pickup truck during a pursuit by deputies early Thursday.
None of the dead or injured has been identified. The Sheriff ’s Office says releasing further information would compromise the investigation.
Those who say they know the victims have been in shock at the news and worried about their own safety.
“I sat up all night with a pistol,” said one man who didn’t want to be named. “If he’s looking to get out of town, this is the fastest car in town,” he said, pointing to his high-performance Chevy Camaro.