Man, woman killed in shooting at Carey conservation, sporting club


CAREY, Ohio -- A man and woman, both age 49, were killed in a shooting Friday night at the Carey Conservation and Sportsman's Association and the suspect is in custody, according to the Wyandot County Sheriff's Office.

Roger E. Fredritz of rural Carey and Cynthia L. Hawkinberry of rural Tiffin were pronounced dead inside the club, according to the sheriff's office, which said that both victims suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

The suspect is Richard L. Clark, 65, of rural Tiffin, according to the sheriff's office.

At 9:23 p.m., the sheriff's office received numerous 911 calls advising of an active shooter at the conservation club at 2877 Township Hwy. 106, several miles east of Carey in Crawford Township.

Upon arriving at the club, sheriff's deputies and Carey police officers were told that the shooter remained inside. They confronted a white male brandishing a handgun and he was taken into custody without further incident.

Emergency medical responders from Carey, Upper Sandusky, and Sycamore were waiting nearby and then called to the club after the suspect was in custody.

The conservation club was organized in 1939, according to its Web site, and incorporated in 1959. The association has 1,256 members and offers fishing, camping, and trap shooting, and handgun instruction, according to the site. It also plays host to Ohio Department of Natural Resources safety courses and Boy Scout and Girl Scout outings.

Carey, Ohio, is a community of about 3,600 people located 65 miles southeast of Toledo.