​4 People Shot In Basement Shocks Small Ohio Town

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April 19, 2013
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4 people were found shot to death in the basement of a townhouse in an Akron, Ohio, public housing complex. Police said the victims were two men and two women.

A friend found the bodies shortly before 3 p.m., after entering the home and seeing signs of something amiss. All four appeared to be shot in the head execution style.

Family members identified the victims as Ronald Roberts, 24; Maria Nash, 19 and Kem Delaney, 23. Roberts’ family said his girlfriend, Kiana “Kiki” Welch, is the fourth person dead.

“My thoughts are that my son wouldn’t have hurt anyone. He would have given you the shirt off his back, and whoever did this needs to be found and held responsible,” Roberts’ mother told NBC. “Now, I have a 24-year-old son to put away, for what? Can you please tell me why?”

“My brother was a good kid,” said one man at the scene. “My brother was a good kid; he ain’t deserve to get killed like that. Whoever did it, I hope you turn yourself in or get found.”

Police say they have not found a weapon in the basement or anywhere near the property. Investigators are canvassing the neighborhood and searching for shell casings.