3 charged in drive-by fatal shootings of 2 men in Ohio

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say three people arrested in the slayings of two men in a drive-by shooting have been charged with aggravated murder in southwestern Ohio.

Hamilton Municipal Court records show 35-year-old Melinda Gibby, of Lancaster; 22-year-old Zachary Harris, of Columbus; and 21-year-old Tony Patete, of Newark, are each charged with two counts of aggravated murder in the shooting that occurred Wednesday afternoon on a city street. Police say Hamilton residents Orlando Gilbert and Todd Berus, both 25, were killed.

Court records don’t list attorneys for the suspects, who are being held without bond. Police say they believe the two victims were targeted, but police haven’t provided a suspected motive for the shooting.

All three suspects are scheduled for preliminary hearings on Aug. 11 in Hamilton Municipal Court.

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