Shooting in Clermont County, Ohio sees 3 children, 3, 4, and 7, shot dead in broad daylight as dad, 32, quizzed by cops | The Sun

A FATHER has been charged in the shooting deaths of his three young sons on Thursday in Ohio, said police.

The Clermont County Sheriff's Office confirmed that the shooting happened around 4pm on Laurel Lindale Road, where police responded to reports of gunfire.

All three victims succumbed to their gunshot wounds at the scene, said the sheriff's office.

The children were brothers aged seven, four, and three years old.

Chad Doerman, the children's father, was detained by police after deputies found him sitting outside the family home.

The 32-year-old was questioned by authorities and eventually charged with three counts of aggravated murder.

He is currently being held at the Clermont County Jail.

Another gunshot victim was identified as a 34-year-old woman, who was also found outside the home with what appeared to be a gunshot to her hand, which police said was non-life-threatening.

The woman, later identified as the children's mother, was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for treatment.

The Clermont County Communication Center received a 911 call from a woman at 4.15pm who screamed that her "babies had been shot."

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Another call was made to the center minutes later at 4.18pm from a witness who reported a young girl that was running down the road saying that "her father was killing everyone."

There were no signs of forced entry at the home, said police, who added that they weren't searching for any suspects.

Tracey Miller, the superintendent of the New Richmond School District released a statement on the shooting.

"Our hearts are once again broken tonight as we yet again ask the community to lift up those affected by this horrific incident," read the statement shared on social media.

Grief counselors will be available at Monroe Elementary School Friday morning at 9am, said Miller.

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