By EILEEN MCCLORY
A 911 call asking police to come to 1316 Fox St. after the fatal shooting of Jeffery L. Gary on Sunday reveals a panicked scene.
A caller can be heard saying repeatedly, “Oh my God, oh my God,” as the dispatcher asked for the address.
The caller, who has not been identified, told the dispatcher that “someone came in with a bunch of guns and people and shot him,” meaning Gary.
The caller also described a bloody scene, saying Gary was dying and police needed to come soon. The caller terminated the call.
Police said emergency services were en route before the 911 call ended, so no attempt was made to contact the caller again.
The 56-year-old Gary was shot early Sunday morning. Police Lt. Robert Ring said police have interviewed the person who called 911, and several other people, but police have not yet made any arrests.
The suspected shooter, or shooters, left the residence and the area before officers arrived.
They were last seen running south on Fox Street, located a block east of Findlay High School.
Gary’s death is the fourth in a string of homicides since Nov. 25, 2017.
A woman’s body was discovered last week in Cass Township and later identified as 28-year-old Danielle Rice. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.
Findlay police continue to investigate the Nov. 25 murder of Brian A. McQuistion, 42, who was shot in the head in his apartment at 231 E. Foulke Ave., and a Dec. 16 assault outside the Walnut Saloon that led to the death of Gregory Hammer, 53, of Findlay, on Dec. 31.
Findlay recorded three homicides in 2017.
Anyone with information on any of the murders is being encouraged to call the Findlay Police Department, 419-424-7164, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, 419-422-2424, or Hancock County Crime Stoppers, 419-425-8477.