Af­ter alert, boy, 7, found hid­den and fa­tally shot

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A 7-year-old boy was shot dead, and his body ap­par­ently hid­den in a home where three adults were found fa­tally shot and a fourth was stabbed, a sher­iff said Thurs­day as a man­hunt for the sus­pect fo­cused on a wooded area near Ohio’s south­ern tip.

Au­thor­i­ties had is­sued a miss­ing-child alert af­ter the slay­ings and spent hours search­ing for Devin Hol­ston only to find the child dead Thurs­day at the same house trailer where the bodies were found.

The sus­pect, Aaron Law­son, 23, is be­ing sought on war­rants for charges in­clud­ing ag­gra­vated mur­der, Lawrence County Sher­iff Jef­fery Law­less said.

Deputies spot­ted Law­son Thurs­day in a blue truck in Iron­ton, about 15 miles south of where the vic­tims were found, but they lost him af­ter a brief chase when he crashed into a ditch and ran into the woods, Law­less said.

Three adults were found dead in a house trailer in an un­in­cor­po­rated area far­ther north on Wed­nes­day evening, and a fourth adult who came upon the scene af­ter work was stabbed there and fled to seek help, the sher­iff said.

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