Two Dead, One Injured in SR 16 Shooting

by Kelly Mills on October 17, 2011 at 9:51 am

The Licking County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a triple-shooting in Pataskala that left two men dead and a woman fighting for her life.

The shooting shutdown State Route 16 just east of Watkins Road. According to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to the scene around 4:45 p.m. and two men were found dead in the vehicle. A woman was found lying along the roadway and is currently undergoing surgery for her injuries.

Authorities say, based on witness statements, it appears the shooter is one of the people who were found shot at the scene. They recovered two firearms from the vehicle, but only one was used. No further information will be released until the next of kin are notified.