LENEXA, Kan. -- Police spent much of the day Thursday in a Lenexa neighborhood, collecting evidence in a double homicide that happened Wednesday night.
Police confirmed Thursday afternoon the two victims found dead inside of the home were both adult males, but have not released any other information regarding their ages or identities.
Police received a call of a reported shooting shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday night from a man who said he had been shot in the stomach, but claimed he didn't know where he was. A dispatcher stayed on the phone with him until police eventually found him outside a home in the 8500 block of Hallet Street in Lenexa.
"I don't think he was familiar with this area, however I don't know the extent of his injuries that could have contributed to his inability to give clear information," said Dan Friesen, Lenexa Police Department.
The injured man was taken to a hospital, his condition wasn't immediately given, but police did determine the man needed medical attention.
Caroline Ewing said she was sitting outside in her car, just a block away, and had no idea gunshots rang out.
"I was sitting in my car probably when the incident was going on and it alarms me a little bit,” said Ewing. “I have no idea what the nature of the incident was. Was it murder? Was it a trespasser? A family incident?"
All key questions police are working to answer.
Thursday morning Lenexa Police detectives and the Johnson County Sheriff's office Crime Scene Investigation unit (CSI) were on the scene collecting evidence, "just trying to figure out what's inside this residence," according to Friesen.
While they waited for a search warrant, which came at about 3 a.m. Thursday, they canvassed the neighborhood, asking people if they heard or knew anything about the shooting. The residence is located at 8536 Hallet in a cul-de-sac area inside the Oak Valley subdivision, which is near Rising Star Elementary School in Lenexa.
At the time of our conversation with Friesen, investigators did not yet know the relationship between the wounded man discovered outside in the yard and the two people found dead inside the home, nor were police releasing their ages or identities.
Anyone with information relating to this case is urged to contact the Lenexa Police Department at 913-477-7300, or the TIPS Hotline (816) 474-TIPS (8477).