Shooting reported outside northeast Ohio church

March 31, 2013 - 7:27 PM
Ohio Church Shooting

This image provided by WKYC, Channel 3, shows the scene outside a church in Ashtabula, Ohio, on Sunday, March 31, 2013. Police in northeast Ohio are investigating a shooting outside the church that has reportedly left one man dead after an Easter service. (AP Photo/WKYC)

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

Ashtabula police would not immediately confirm the fatality, reported by news media outlets and a church member. A police officer would say only that authorities were investigating.

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

There was immediate report of any other injuries.