Religious leader: Man killed in West Chester quadruple homicide ‘was a great guy’

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Members of a temple where three of the four people slain in West Chester Twp. shooting attended are mourning their loss Monday.

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Members of a temple where three of the four people slain in West Chester Twp. shooting attended are mourning their loss Monday.

Gasminder Singh, president of the executive committee from Guru Nanak Society Sikh Gurudwara Sahib of Greater Cincinnati, said he has known the man killed at the the Lakefront at West Chester apartment complex Sunday night for 11 years.

“He was a great friend, he was a great dad, he was a great grandfather and he was a great husband,” Singh said.

The man, his wife and his daughter were at the temple just yesterday, Singh said.

“When I find out it was him, shock,” Singh said. “He was totally fine yesterday. Especially when you know somebody that many years. He was a great guy.”

Singh said the man was mostly a “Sunday guy,” but his wife and daughter regularly helped out in the kitchen at the temple, preparing food for the congregation.

The Butler County coroner has not yet identified the victims.

Singh said it is difficult to believe this happened in West Chester Twp., a sentiment echoed by the neighbors at the apartment complex.

“It’s a little unsettling to know someone like that is out there doing those things,” neighbor Moses Wise said. “It seems like nothing crazy would happen, it’s a nice area out here … I’m going to be looking around a lot more for sketchy characters.”

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