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One dead, one injured in shooting

SHOOTING -- Friday's shooting on Ohio Street in Steubenville remains under investigation. -- LInda Harrus

STEUBENVILLE — A 40-year-old Steubenville man is dead and his father hospitalized after they were gunned down overnight in their home on Ohio Street, Police Chief Bill McCafferty said Friday.

Edward J. McCormick Jr. II, 40, 509 1/2 Ohio St., was shot dead while standing at his door, McCafferty said.

His father, Edward J. McCormick Jr., 69, was shot in the hip and shoulder.

Police say at least four shots were fired.

“There was a knock at the front door, the (son) answered the door and was shot immediately as he opened the door,” McCafferty said, adding the shooter then turned his attention to the elder McCormick, shooting him twice.

“The dad said he’d laid there a while, he thought for seven or eight hours,” McCafferty said. “We had no shots fired calls come in.”

Police were notified of the shootings at 8:43 a.m. Friday.

McCafferty said detectives are still busy interviewing individuals who might have had contact with the pair.

Anyone with information is urged to call (740) 283-6090.

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