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UPDATE: Police have identified the victims in this double homicide as 32-year-old Ashley Martinez and 36-year-old Donald Owens.


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Police Department is investigating after two people were found shot and killed outside of a home early Friday morning.

According to police, officers responded to the area of East 67th Street and South Benton Avenue in regard to an armed person in the area.

Officers found a man and woman outside who had been shot and were unresponsive.

Emergency medical services pronounced both victims dead at the scene.

Police do not have any suspect information at this time and urge anyone who has any information on the incident to call the Homicide Unit at 816-234-5043 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

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