Police continue investigation after 2 adults, 1 infant found dead inside home, neighbors concerned with rise in violence

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. --  Police remain on the scene of a triple homicide that killed a mother, her infant son and her boyfriend Tuesday night near the corner of 84th and Hillcrest.

The deaths have shocked those who live nearby.

The owner of the home where the victims were found tells FOX 4 News she's rented the house to the same family for the last three years and describes them as "good people."

Shannon Rollins, and Bianca and Joseph Fletcher

Shannon Rollins, and Bianca and Joseph Fletcher

Police say just after 9:30 p.m. Tuesday they were called to the house near 84th and Hillcrest to find the three victims. The landlord says her tenant has four adopted children, including a 18-year-old woman, who just gave birth to a baby boy in December. She says there's also a 17-year-old adopted son living in the home. That's who may have discovered the victims.

The shooting is unusual in this quiet, secluded neighborhood where people say they are now concerned for their safety.

"Mainly I worry that someone that would take the life of a little innocent baby would do anything," said Carol Cochran, who has lived in the area for five years.  "And they need to be caught. They need to be punished to the full extent and this stuff has got to stop. It just has to stop."

Crime scene investigators have remained at the home overnight. Police say there is no suspect description. Detectives say they are investigating the deaths as a triple homicide, not a murder-suicide. Police are urging anyone with information to call the TIPS hotline.

FOX 4 News spoke with the tenant, the man believed to be the adoptive father and grandfather of the mother and baby killed. He declined to comment about the crime.

Police urge anyone with information about this homicide to call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.

These three deaths puts Kansas City's homicide count at 63 for 2015. The count is up 10 from this time last year. Kansas City police say they've been able to clear and solve more than half of this year's homicide cases.

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