KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Kansas City, Kansas, police are investigating a triple homicide that occurred Tuesday morning.
Police say they were called to a duplex in the 1100 block of Tenny Avenue around 10:15 a.m. They came to the address after getting a call from a woman who said she came to the home, noticed the door open and saw a body lying inside a doorway.
During the investigation police discovered two more bodies deceased inside the home.
“Officers responded and cleared the house, and we located other people that was deceased in the home, so currently right now we’re just securing the scene and trying to collect any other evidence that we may be able to get at this time,” said Patrick McCallop, KCK Police spokesperson.
Police have not yet released the names or ages of the victims, nor have they confirmed if the victims lived at the home where they were found.
“We can’t say whether it was by gun or what the means were, but our detectives right now are trying to figure that out,” McCallop said.
Nearby residents are on edge after learning what happened in their neighborhood.
“It kind of makes you worry and wonder now a lot more than you should, that it was that close,” Larry Saunders said.
Saunders said this explains a worried phone call he received from one of his children last night.
“We were gone last night. My daughter called and said she heard gunshots outside, but she didn’t know where they came from. So I asked my son about it today. He said it sounded like they was right outside they bedroom window,” he said.
Saunders said he hurried home after getting the call, but didn’t see anything unusual.
Watching the investigation unfold Tuesday, just feet from his children's bedrooms, is unsettling. Saunders said he’s now preparing to have a difficult conversation with his three kids, ages 11-14, about what happened next door.
“I actually don’t know what to tell them at the moment," he said. "It’s something that I am going to have to talk to them about because it was so close and they probably are going to see all of this stuff once they get home. I have to explain it to them but I don’t know what to tell them to be honest.”
Police spoke with Saunders near the scene. Investigators are asking anyone else with information to contact police.
“If they know anything please call the TIPS Hotline or if you can, reach out to the Kansas City, Kansas, police department. We would love the information that anyone has to offer on this case,” McCallop said.