Authorities say three people found shot to death outside a rural home in central Kansas were targeted and not victims of a murder-suicide.
Harvey County Sheriff T. Walton says the victims found Sunday were a 37-year-old woman and two men aged 33 and 52. Walton says the two younger victims were a couple who were friends with the other man. Their names haven’t been released.
Walton said Monday that a passing motorist reported seeing bodies on the driveway of the home in Harvey County, and that there didn’t appear to have been a struggle.
The sheriff says an 18-month-old child found unharmed inside the home is now in the custody of relatives.
There has been no word about arrests or charges.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is assisting.
ORIGINAL: Authorities say investigators found three people shot to death outside a rural home in central Kansas, and an unharmed 18-month-old child was found inside.
Sheriff Townsend Walton says a passing motorist reported seeing bodies on the driveway of the home near Hesston in Harvey County on Sunday night. Walton says he believes the shootings happened earlier that day.
Walton says the victims were a man in his 50s, and a woman and man in their mid-30s. Their names have not been released and authorities have not explained the relationships between the victims.
The sheriff says the case is being investigated as a homicide. There was no immediate word about any arrests or charges.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is assisting in the probe.