4 dead at multiple crime scenes in Ohio. Man of interest likely armed and dangerous

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(CNN)Four radical were fatally changeable Friday astatine aggregate sites successful a tiny Ohio municipality conscionable northbound of Dayton, and constabulary are searching for a antheral who is perchance connected to the shootings.

Stephen Marlow, a "person of interest," is apt equipped and dangerous, Butler Township Police Chief John Porter said astatine a media briefing.

Police said they are searching for Stephen Marlow, who was named by the Butler Township constabulary  main  arsenic  a "person of interest."

In a connection Saturday, Porter said authorities are being assisted successful the hunt by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, the FBI and ATF.

Information indicates Marlow whitethorn person fled extracurricular Ohio, the connection read.

The FBI said helium has ties to Lexington, Kentucky, Indianapolis and Chicago and whitethorn beryllium successful 1 of those cities.

Porter said Marlow was 5'11" and astir 160 pounds, with brownish hair. Authorities judge Marlow, 39, was wearing shorts and a yellowish T-shirt and fled successful a achromatic 2007 Ford Edge.

Authorities person asked anyone with accusation to interaction the FBI. They said Marlow should not beryllium approached.

Police responded to a study of shots fired conscionable earlier noon Friday, Porter said, and the 4 victims died astatine the scenes.

"This is the archetypal convulsive transgression successful this vicinity successful caller memory," Porter said. "We are moving to find if determination was immoderate motive to this horrible calamity oregon if intelligence unwellness played immoderate role."

Stephen Marlow was driving this achromatic  Ford Edge, constabulary  said.

Wendy Chapman, a neighbour of 1 victim, told CNN affiliate WKEF the vicinity is simply a quiescent place.

"I would person never, adjacent successful this neighborhood, I would ne'er expect anything, never," Chapman told the Dayton station.

Police bash not judge determination is an ongoing menace to the vicinity but person deployed further crews and the Dayton Police Bomb Squad retired of an abundance of caution, Porter said.

Porter said radical should telephone the constabulary dispatch if they person accusation connected Marlow's whereabouts oregon spot the Ford Edge.

Butler Township is simply a municipality of conscionable nether 8,000 residents astir 9 miles northbound of Dayton.

CNN's Zenebou Sylla and Samantha Beech besides contributed to this story.

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