UPDATE: Man shoots two people, then himself in Jefferson County
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio —
One person is dead and two are injured after police say a man shot two people and then turned the gun on himself inside a home on Penfield Drive just outside of Steubenville on Thursday morning.
The male gunman shot another man, and a woman before taking his own life.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is investigating.
“Upon arrival, we see one man is deceased. Prior to him being deceased he shot two individuals," Sheriff Fred Abdalla said.
"The female, he shot twice, the male, he shot once and then he took his own life."
Abdalla said the male is going to be OK, but the female was in critical condition.
He confirmed all three people did know one another, but wouldn't specify how.
As far as a motive, it's still not clear.
"We have no idea at this point,” Abdalla said. “Apparently there was some type of argument prior to the shooting is all I can tell you."
At this point, it is an attempted murder-suicide. Abdalla hopes it stays that way.
"Just hope and pray that the girl makes it," he said.
Abdalla wanted to thank all responding agencies.