The Journal Gazette
Wednesday, February 05, 2020 3:20 pm

Police seek man wanted in connection with fatal shootings

Associated Press


LIMA, Ohio – Police were searching for a 24-year-old man wanted in connection with a nightclub shooting that left three people dead.

Authorities issued an arrest warrant on suspicion of murder for a Lima man.

Police haven't released a motive in the shooting that left two people dead inside a downtown bar in Lima early Tuesday. A third victim was found outside on a sidewalk.

Police officials told The Lima News that they believe two shootings at homes later that day were connected to the fatal shooting at the bar. No one was injured in those two other shootings.

The downtown bar called Levels Lounge was a known trouble spot in the city and the subject of a nuisance lawsuit by the city. Court records show police responded to 123 calls from the same address within the past 12 months, the newspaper reported.

City officials said Tuesday that they will take action to immediately shut down the bar.

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