2 dead in shooting in SE Kansas UPDATE


10:30 a.m. UPDATE AUGUSTA, Kan. (AP) — Police say a double shooting in the southeast Kansas town of Augusta is believed to be a murder-suicide.

Two people were found dead in a home Thursday evening after a 12-year-old boy called police to report shots fired in the house.

Tyler Brewer, director of public safety in Augusta, says the boy had locked himself in a bedroom when he heard his mother scream. A dispatcher talked the boy into crawling out a bedroom window to safety.

Brewer identified the dead as 45-year-old Gary Weaver and 31-year-old Erin Weaver. He says the couple had no previous history of domestic violence.

The boy was placed with his father, who does not live in Butler County.


6:30 a.m. AUGUSTA, Kan. (AP) — Two people are dead in a shooting in a southeast Kansas town.

Police say the bodies were found late Thursday at a home in Augusta. The names of the victims have not been released.

Augusta Police Chief Tyler Brewer tells KWCH-TV that officers are not looking for any suspects. He says he will release more information Friday.