2 Shot in Ohio Employment Office
Mar. 18, 1998
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) _ A state worker was shot and killed today in the downtown office of the state employment bureau.
A spokesman for the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services said the shooting was an apparent murder-attempted suicide.
The second victim, also an OBES employee, was taken to a hospital and reported in critical condition, television stations reported.
OBES spokesman Dave Garick said the shooting occurred on the second floor just before 9 a.m. Other workers were evacuated.
Garick would release no other details on the victims or the circumstances of the shooting.
Sgt. Brenda Collins of the State Highway Patrol confirmed there was a shooting and that investigators were at the scene, but she had no other details.
The injured victim reportedly was taken to Grant Medical Center. A message seeking information was left at the hospital.