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Three dead in Ohio restaurant shooting

By Scott Thompson, CNN
updated 7:33 AM EDT, Fri April 13, 2012
Three people are dead after a shooting at the Cracker Barrel restaurant in Brooklyn, Ohio, on Thursday.
Three people are dead after a shooting at the Cracker Barrel restaurant in Brooklyn, Ohio, on Thursday.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • All the victims are believed to be from one family, police say
  • The woman said she had told her husband she was leaving him

(CNN) -- An apparent domestic dispute left three people dead at a Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Restaurant near Cleveland on Thursday, according to Ohio police.

The shootings took place after police received a 911 call from a woman at the restaurant in Brooklyn, Ohio, that "she had just informed her husband that she was leaving him and he wasn't taking it well," Police Chief Scott Mielke said.

The woman told police that her husband was in a car circling the eatery.

When officers arrived, they heard gunshots and encountered a man leaving the restaurant with a gun. When the gunman failed to surrender to authorities, they fatally shot him.

In addition to the gunman, a woman and a girl were dead at the scene. Another girl was wounded and transported to a local hospital for treatment.

"It's believed that it's one family at this point," Mielke said.

Authorities are investigating the shooting.

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