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Four Dead in Ohio Shootings

July 9, 1999

SIDNEY, Ohio (AP) _ Police today hunted for a suspect in the shooting deaths of three teen-age girls and that of a 37-year-old man in this western Ohio community.

The suspect, Michael Hensley, 30, was considered extremely dangerous, the Shelby County sheriff’s department said.

Police Chief Steve Wearly said the girls were found in a home and a wounded woman was in the yard when officers arrived about 5 p.m. Thursday. The man was shot to death at a house just outside the city limits about 20 minutes later.

None of the victims were immediately identified.

Neighbors of the slain man told the Dayton Daily News he and his family belonged to Hensley’s church. Sidney is about 65 miles west of Columbus.

Late Thursday, a bomb squad detonated materials in the back yard of Hensley’s house, The Lima News reported today. A police spokesman would not elaborate, other than to say gasoline was involved.

Neighbors said they heard three loud booms.

``It made my house shake,″ said Don Leckey.

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