Deputies say 2 shooting deaths, violent attack may be linked


CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio sheriff’s office says investigators suspect the shooting deaths of two people at a home are connected to a violent assault that critically hurt two more people found at another home a few miles away.

The Ross County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were alerted to the shooting scene at a rural home on Monday while responding to a male and female with life-threatening injuries at a home near Londonderry, roughly 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Columbus.

The injured people were taken to a Columbus hospital.

Authorities haven’t publicly identified the deceased male and female who were apparently shot. There was no immediate word on any suspect or possible motive.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is helping local authorities on the case.