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Man shoots woman before turning gun on himself at home in Sandy Township

Stark County
Posted at 2:39 PM, Nov 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-20 14:39:08-05

SANDY TOWNSHIP, Ohio — The Stark County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after it says a man shot a woman before he turned the gun on himself at a home in Sandy Brook Township, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.

Deputies responded at around 9:38 a.m. on Friday to the 7900 block of Russ Street SE for reports of a shooting.

At the home, deputies located a female with a fatal gunshot wound. In the backyard, deputies found a male with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Both were pronounced dead at the scene by the Stark County Coroner’s Office.

In the release, deputies said the shooting appears to be domestic-related.

The shooting remains under investigation, and deputies said no further information would be released at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Stark County Sheriff’s Office at 330-430-3800.