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Police are investigating a death in what they say appears to be a double shooting in Lockland Friday afternoon.

The body of Michael Gertz, 33, was found around noon at an apartment building at 226 Central Avenue.

Another man was found shot in the area was transported to University Hospital and is in critical condition. Police have not identified the name of the second victim at this time.

"We are trying to get a little more information and the law enforcement personnel are looking into cars and we don't have any suspects just yet so they looking at a lot of different possibilities," Hamilton County Coroner Lakshmi Sammarco.

Police say they have ruled out a murder-suicide attempt, and are currently investigating the possibility that a third party is on the loose in connection to the shootings.

The shooting remains under investigation and authorities have not released any further information.

9 News and WCPO.com will post more information as it becomes available.


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