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3rd person dies in assaults that are believed to be related

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Posted at 9:07 AM, Feb 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-06 09:09:39-05

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio sheriff says a third person who was shot has died after violent assaults that investigators believe are related.

Ross County sheriff's deputies found a man and woman dead Monday at one scene along a rural road after responding to a male and female with life-threatening injuries a few miles away at a home near Londonderry, roughly 50 miles south of Columbus.

The wounded man and woman were taken to a Columbus hospital. The sheriff's office says the injured man died Tuesday.

Investigators say all three who died had gunshot wounds and other injuries.

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Authorities haven't publicly identified any suspect or possible motive.

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