Authorities investigate double homicide in mid-Missouri

Authorities have taken three people into custody while investigating a double homicide in central Missouri.

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release that a woman called 911 around 11:05 a.m. Monday to report that she had been shot.

Deputies and a state trooper rushed to a home south of the central Missouri town of Versailles. The first deputy to arrive saw a white van before finding that a man and a woman had been shot. Their names weren’t released.

While responding to the scene, another deputy had to veer into a ditch to avoid an oncoming white van. The deputy’s side view mirror was knocked off before the van ran into the ditch, too.

Afterward, one female and two male suspects were taken into custody.