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'More than 30 people interviewed' over Ohio killings

Attorney General Mike DeWine said it was still unclear who had killed the family Credit: RTV

More than 30 people have been interviewed in connection with the killings of eight members of the same family in Pke County, but authotities are yet to reveal if one of those people is a "person of interest".

Attorney General Mike DeWine said in a 9pm news conference that it was still unclear who the killer or killers were.

"We anticipate a number of other people will be interviewed," DeWine said.

"We do not know if we are talking about one individual or two or three or more."

Armed killer 'at large' after US mass shooting

Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader said "any individuals involved are armed and extremely dangerous" Credit: Reuters

An "armed and extremely dangerous" killer is believed to be on the loose in the US following the massacre of eight people in a small town in Ohio.

The seven adults and one child, a boy, were shot dead "execution style" across four locations in Pike County.

Three children survived - a four-day old baby, a six-month-old baby and a three-year-old.

"There is a strong possibility that any individuals involved with this are armed and extremely dangerous," Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader said.

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Authorities investigating 'multiple fatalities' in Ohio

Police are investigating shootings in the town of Peebles in Ohio. Credit: NBC News

Authorities in the US state of Ohio are investigating shootings with 'multiple fatalities' in the town of Peebles, in Pike County, approximately 65 miles east of Cincinnati.

According to NBC News affiliate, WLWT, officers were dispatched to the small town at around 8:21am local time.

There are unconfirmed reports that at least seven people have been killed.

"I cannot confirm seven dead, I can only confirm multiple deceased," Jill Del Greco, public information officer for Attorney General Mike DeWine, told NBC.

She added that she was unaware of any arrests.

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