Police Continue Investigation into Shooting

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Newark Police ask the public’s help providing information into a weekend shooting.

Police say 39-year-old Kevin Skeese, was shot in his own home at 245 West Church Street in Newark on Sunday evening around 7:20.

When officers arrived they found only a female witness and her teenage son hiding in a bedroom.

Authorities said Skeese was in the home’s laundry room when two suspects forced their way in through the back door and shot him multiple times.

The suspects, a white male and an African American male fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Skeese also fled to a friend’s residence nearby.

Newark Fire Department responded and transported Skeese to Ohio State University Hospital.

Police continue to investigate the incident and ask anyone with information to call their detective bureau at 740-670-7215 or their crime stoppers hotline at (740) 349-6888.

Nichole Hannahs
Nichole is WHIZ’s News Director/Anchor. She joined the WHIZ family while attending high school at Bishop Rosecrans, before taking a full-time position in 2005. Nichole is no stranger to the area. She grew up in Corning, Ohio and and graduated from Waynesburg College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications emphasizing in Sports Broadcasting/Sports Information and Journalism.When not at work Nichole enjoys watching St. Louis Blues hockey, enjoying time with family, spending time outdoors and reading.If Nichole wasn't in broadcasting she'd probably have become a teacher.Nichole is married to a fellow sports fan Brandon. They have two sons Cameron and Xavier.