Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

3 People Found Shot to Death Sunday Night outside Rural Kansas Home near Hesston

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

3 People Found Shot to Death Sunday Night outside Rural Kansas Home near Hesston

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HESSTON -- Three people found shot to death outside a home in rural central Kansas were targeted and not victims of a murder- suicide, an investigator said Monday.

Harvey County Sheriff T. Walton said the victims found Sunday were a 37-year-old woman and two men aged 33 and 52. The two younger victims were a couple who were friends with the other man, the sheriff said without releasing their names.

The assailant "isn't a random person running around. We view this as a targeted shooting," Walton said during a news conference Monday morning, adding that "we're working this as a triple homicide."

Walton said a passing motorist reported the killings after she said she was waved down by another driver in a maroon car and told two bodies were outside the home. Deputies ultimately found the three bodies, as well as the slain couple's unharmed, crying 18- month-old inside the residence, Walton said. …

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