Relatives wept together outside a North Upper Street home on Sunday afternoon as the Fayette County coroner and dozens of city police, firefighters, sheriff’s deputies and other officials showed up to investigate a shooting that left two people dead.
Two men died, one an adult and the other a minor, Lt. Dan Truex said.
Police were initially called to the 500 block of North Upper Street to the shootings, but found the two people dead inside the home when they arrived, Truex said.
It’s unclear what led to the shooting or how the incident unfolded, Truex said. Police did not believe there was a “continuing threat to the public at this time”, but they were trying to investigate thoroughly.
“I don’t believe we’ll ever know exactly what happened,” Truex said, as the two people primarily involved are both deceased.
Truex said a third person was in the home but was not involved in the shooting.
As family members wept outside the home on Sunday, officials called local chaplains to comfort and pray with the family and with first responders.
The city has also called on other local resources to try to help loved ones.