Shooting reported outside northeast Ohio church

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Associated Press

Posted on April 1, 2013 at 12:07 AM

Updated Monday, Apr 1 at 1:04 AM

ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) — Police in northeast Ohio are investigating a shooting outside a church that has left one man dead after an Easter service.

A member of the Hiawatha Church-God in Christ says the man was shot outside after Easter services, at about 1:15 p.m. Sunday. Joan Crockett says a suspect was taken into custody.

Media reports have identified the victim as 52-year-old Richard Riddle and say his son was the shooter.

Ashtabula Police Chief Robert Stell tells the Star Beacon in Ashtabula that a mass shooting was feared after dispatchers received multiple calls from inside the church. He says at least six other law enforcement agencies rushed in to assist local police.

There were no immediate reports of any other injuries.

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