OSU victim names released; 2 from Northeastern Ohio

COLUMBUS - Authorities on Wednesday released the full list of victims in Monday's attack at Ohio State University. The preliminary investigation report from Columbus police lists 13 victims, but only 11 were treated for injuries. Two of the victims are natives of Northeastern Ohio.

Anderson Payne, 28, Galloway, Ohio - Welding Engineering - Moderate injury treated

Keria Straughsbaugh, 27, Columbus, Ohio - Moderate injury treated

Kaylee Hoffner, 22, Batavia, Illinois - Material Science and Engineering - Moderate injury treated

Anthony DiCocco, 21, Dublin, Ohio - Welding Engineering - Apparent broken bones; moderate injury treated; possible internal injury

Kristopher L Waninger, 21, Dublin, Ohio - Welding Engineering - Apparent broken bones; minor injury treated

Marc Coons, 29, Columbus, Ohio - Chemistry - Moderate injury treated

Katherine Schultz, 19, South Park, Pennsylvania - Accounting - Moderate injury treated

Pavel Sergeev, 23, Russia - Educational Studies - Moderate injury treated

William Clark, 68, hometown unlisted -  Professor Emeritus of Material Science Engineering - Apparent broken bones, moderate injury treated

Theron Ellinger, age unlisted, non student - TTM Traffic Management - injuries unlisted

Elisabeth Sturges, 20, Amherst, Ohio - Materials Science and Engineering - Minor injury treated

Linda Rager, 20, Katy, Texas - Materials Science and Engineering - Minor injury, no treatment

Max Wieneke, 21, Berea, Ohio - Minor injury, no treatment

Police said Wednesday that Ohio State University student Abdul Razak Ali Artan may have been inspired to attack his peers by deceased al-Qaeda operative and cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and the Islamic State.

FBI and Columbus police continue to investigate why Artan injured 11 by driving into people with a car then stabbing others with a butcher’s knife Monday. They searched his family’s home on the west side of Columbus and the car, which is registered to Artan’s brother.

Artan purchased a knife the morning of the attack, police said.

Law enforcement also released more information about Artan: He was a Somali refugee who came from Pakistan. Additional information about his immigration was not available.

"He was not the subject of any investigation" before Monday, Angela Byers, chief of the FBI's Cincinnati Division, said in a briefing on the ongoing investigation.

As part of Wednesday's update, Byers appealed for public assistance in establishing Artan's whereabouts in the hours before the 9:52 a.m. assault, and when he purchased a knife in a Columbus-area Wal-Mart earlier that day.

Ohio State reported Artan was majoring in logistics management in the Fisher College of Business. He recently transferred from Columbus State Community College as a senior. The fall semester was his first on campus.

Columbus police are investigating the officer-involved shooting. Ohio State University Officer Alan Horujko was placed on leave until the investigation is complete – per university policy. All police-involved shootings are presented to a Franklin County grand jury – per the prosecutor’s policy.

OSU public safety director Monica Moll said Horujko was in “good spirits.”

“He’s hanging in there,” she said.

The Franklin County Coroner's Office on Wednesday released preliminary autopsy findings for Artan's death, ruling the cause of death as gunshot wounds to the head and chest.

USA Today contributed to this report


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