BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. -- A man and a woman are dead following a case of domestic violence that police say ended in a fatal shooting. A Blue Springs home at Northeast 23rd and Overland became a crime scene Thanksgiving morning.
“Even if it isn`t Thanksgiving, it`s one of those calls that it`s hard for the families, being close to the holidays. It is rough for law enforcement and for the families involved,” said Sergeant Joe Fanara of the Blue Springs Police Department.
Police arrived to the scene at about 7:30 on Thursday morning.
“Once the officers showed up, they did hear the sound of shots fired inside of the residence,” Sgt. Fanara said.
Police say that in addition to the two people killed there was a third person inside the home. Police confirm that man ran through the backyard after officers heard gunshots, but they aren`t looking at him as a suspect.
“We did have another gentleman who was inside of the residence that we don`t believe was involved that possibly witnessed what occurred inside of the residence, and we are questioning him at this time,” Sgt. Fanara said.
FOX 4 spoke with several neighbors, but many of them were shaken and didn't want to talk on camera. They called this an unexpected, sad way to wake up on Thanksgiving.
Sources tell FOX 4 that the victim had recently filed for an order of protection against her husband.
“It is rare. This time of year, with the holidays and stuff like that, just talking to some of the neighbors, they were shocked,” Sgt. Fanara said.
More information about the type of weapons or how many shots were fired won’t be released until police receive a search warrant from the Jackson County Prosecutor`s Office. Investigators told FOX 4 that at this point it doesn`t appear to be drug-related.