Two men dead, one injured in shooting at Lenexa home

07/10/2014 6:56 AM

07/10/2014 5:18 PM

Two men were found dead inside a Lenexa home and a third man was found wounded outside Wednesday night in the city’s first homicide case in two years.

Police said the injured man called 911 just after 10 p.m. Wednesday and reported that he had been shot.

The man did not know the address where he was, but police were able to track his cellphone to a home in the 8500 block of Hallet Street, according to police spokesman Dan Friesen.

Officers found the injured man on the home’s front lawn. After speaking with him, they searched the house and discovered the bodies of two other people.

Friesen said investigators were working to determine the relationship of the people involved and the circumstances of the shooting, but they were not seeking any suspects.

Police did not release the names of the victims and said they did not expect to release additional information until Friday morning.

The injured man was taken to a hospital. Police did not report his condition Thursday.

Lenexa police officers and deputies from the Johnson County Crime Lab spent the day Thursday processing the scene and collecting evidence.

The area surrounding neighboring houses had been closed off with yellow tape and official vehicles as investigators looked for potential evidence.

Shortly before 10 a.m., investigators were photographing skid marks on the pavement. Officers didn’t know if they were related to the incident but were still looking until they knew otherwise.

Neighbors living outside the closed-off area didn’t know who lived in the house but were shocked by the deaths. Many didn’t know anything was going on until police cars swarmed the neighborhood Wednesday night.

“You couldn’t even get up and down the street,” Claudia Mayorga said.

Colleen Lekie found out that something was going on when her neighbor called her after being stopped by police. In the years she has lived in her house, the most she has seen the police respond to is young people with firecrackers or underage drinking.

“We are definitely keeping our doors locked until they know who, why, what,” she said.

She echoed several others, calling the area a quiet neighborhood.

“There was nothing unusual that we could tell going on there,” Cheryl Howard said.

To reach Tony Rizzo, call 816-234-4435 or send email to trizzo@kcstar.com.

To reach Allie Hinga, call 816-234-4070 or send email to ahinga@kcstar.com.

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