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Coroner: Hartford City man shot several times, daughter once

HARTFORD CITY, Ind. (AP) – A coroner says a slain Hartford City man had been shot several times and his daughter died from a single gunshot wound to the head.

Blackford County Coroner Tod Waters tells The (Muncie) Star Press that the identity of 40-year-old Shane Williamson was confirmed through fingerprints.

Hartford City Police Chief Scott Mealy has not released the name of the girl.

Mealy said Friday that a person of interest was being held in nearby Jay County. No formal charges have been filed.

Authorities say they found Williamson dead Thursday in a parking lot outside an apartment building. The girl was found later in their apartment.

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Mealy has said the shootings were not random acts of violence but he has released few other details about the shootings.

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