The Latest on shootings in rural southern Ohio (all times local):

11:55 a.m.

Authorities say there are multiple crime scenes along the same road in rural Ohio where fatalities from a shooting have been reported.

Bureau of Criminal Investigation spokeswoman Jill Del Greco confirmed Friday morning that the shootings had happened in more than one location in Pike County. The attorney general's office requested state help at 8:20 a.m.

So far, there is no official confirmation on how many fatalities there are and on whether a suspect or suspects were in custody.

Pike County is in a predominantly rural Appalachian Mountain region some 80 miles east of Cincinnati.

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11:25 a.m.

Authorities say there have been shootings involving multiple fatalities in rural Ohio.

The attorney general's office says a dozen Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents have been called to Pike County. Spokesman Dan Tierney says the Pike County sheriff's office requested state help at 8:20 a.m. Friday.

Tierney had no information on whether a suspect was in custody. He also had no confirmation on the number of fatalities.

Multiple news outlets are reporting there is more than one crime scene. TV reports from the scene say a staging area has been set up with ambulances and fire personnel.

Pike County is in a predominantly rural Appalachian Mountain region some 80 miles east of Cincinnati.

Several news outlets reported that the shooting was in or near a residence.