Gunman kills 8 in Copley, Ohio
Members of the Copley, Ohio community hold a candlelight vigil at Copley Community Park in honor of seven neighbors who were killed August 7, 2011. Reuters

The bodies of seven of the victims in an Ohio shooting are planned to be examined Monday, the Associated Press has reported.

The shooting took place Sunday morning in the northeastern township of Copley.

The names and ages of the victims, as well as the identity of the gunman, remain undisclosed, although neighbors identified one of the dead as an 11-year-old boy. Copley police Sergeant Eric Goodwin said that police were still notifying relatives, many of whom were reportedly out of state. Some of the victims were also from out of state, Goodwin said.

Neighbors described the unidentified gunman to the AP as unfriendly.

According to police, he first shot his girlfriend and then her brother, who was at a neighbor's house. He then went on a rampage throughout the township. After shooting his eighth victim, the gunman got into a gunfight with a police officer and a former police officer. He was then killed in the altercation.

One of the victims survived the shooting but remains hospitalized in an unknown condition.

Residents of the town are said to be in shock. The township has a population of less than 14,000 and prides itself on its mission of working to "maintain a sense of community," according to its website.

A candlelight vigil was held Sunday evening for the victims.