An Ohio lady fatally shot her husband, son and father and gravely injured her daughter earlier than turning the gun on herself as cops arrived to serve the household eviction papers on their foreclosed house, authorities mentioned.
Theresa Cain, 46, gunned down her husband, Steven Cain, 50; their son, Ethan Cain, 13; and her father, William Felton, 74, on Monday on the household’s house in Ohio Township, the Clermont County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned.
The mom additionally shot her 20-year-old daughter Samantha Cain, who stays critically injured.
Regulation enforcement arriving on the house to serve the household with an eviction discover heard a number of gunshots ring out from contained in the residence..
Authorities discovered 4 individuals shot lifeless and a fifth sufferer, later recognized as Samantha Cain, who was nonetheless alive.
Sheriff Steve Leahy mentioned Thursday that the eviction had been the results of a protracted historical past of economic issues — which Theresa Cain appeared to have hidden from her relations, in response to WXIX.
Detectives discovered a .38-caliber revolver which they consider Cain used to kill her husband, who was discovered on a downstairs couch.
The remainder of the relations, in addition to Cain herself, had been discovered upstairs.
The victims had been awake after they had been killed and certain conscious of what was occurring, investigators mentioned. Officers additionally consider they had been killed mere minutes earlier than police arrived on the house.
“You’d assume there can be sources for somebody like them, however I feel she stored this a really shut secret. Hopefully, Samantha recovers and might help fill in some blanks,” Leahy mentioned.
A relative indicated on Thursday that Samantha Cain is presently in a coma, however docs have given her a great likelihood of surviving.
The tragedy has shaken the New Richmond College District, the place each Cain kids attended faculty.
In an announcement posted on the varsity district’s web site Superintendent Tracey Miller wrote, “We’re shocked and saddened by the lack of Ethan Cain. Ethan was cherished by college students and workers alike and his loss leaves an incredible gap within the coronary heart of our district and our neighborhood.”
“We ask you to maintain Ethan’s sister, a latest New Richmond Excessive College graduate, Samantha Cain, in your ideas as effectively. The complete New Richmond neighborhood is behind her on this struggle,” the assertion continued.