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Updated: 4:37 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2005 | Posted: 1:43 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Friend Of Accused Shooter Speaks Out

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BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio —

A Logan County teenager is believed to be the last person to see victims of a fatal shooting spree alive.

Just hours after a high school graduation party, six bodies were found in two separate homes on Sunday morning on Route 47 near Bellefontaine.

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Bret Davidson spent the night in the home where four of the bodies were found. He said he left just one hour before deputies believe the shootings started. On Tuesday, Davidson said he is thankful that he is alive, but is still coming to terms with what happened to his friends.

Davidson’s love of farming may have saved his life early Sunday morning. He said he went to bed late, but woke up early, got ready and went home to finish his chores.

Davidson spent the night with a group of friends at the home on Route 47 celebrating 18-year-old Scott Moody’s graduation from high school. Davidson said Moody seemed like himself, laughing and smiling at the party.

Davidson said he left at 6 a.m. Authorities said sometime between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. that morning, they believe Moody shot and killed his grandparents in a house next door, came back and killed his 37-year-old mother, Sheri Shafer and two other friends who had spent the night – Megan Kraus, 19, and 14-year-old Paige Harshbarger.

Investigators believe Moody then turned the gun on himself.

Authorities said Moody’s 15-year-old sister, Stacy, (pictured, above) was shot in the neck and survived. She is listed in critical condition at the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus.

Davidson said there was nothing out of the ordinary at the party Saturday night that would have made him think that Moody was upset.

Previous Stories: May 31, 2005: Sister Of Shooter Clings To Life; Questions Unanswered May 31, 2005: Town Struggles For Normalcy After Weekend Shootings May 30, 2005: Sheriff: Teen Responsible For 6 Murders

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