George Hiotis

Nursing Home Victims Remembered During Vigil

by George Hiotis on May 15, 2017 at 3:27 am

The Kirkersville community comes together to mourn and remember the victims of a nursing home shooting in Licking County.

People gathered Sunday evening at Kirkersville United Methodist Church. The turnout was so great the house of worship reached standing room only and chairs were set up outside.

Kirkersville’s Police Chief was shot and killed Friday while responding to a call of a man with a gun outside a nursing home.

Investigators say the shooter, Thomas Hartless, then entered the facility killing two female employees.

The family of victim Marlina Medrano said Hartless had been in a relationship with her.

Investigators says they also found Hartless dead inside the nursing home.