KCK police identify victims of triple homicide near 11th and Tenny

KANSAS CITY, Kan. UPDATE 2 PM 4/4/2018: Police have identified the three men found dead inside a home near 11th and Tenny Tuesday.

Police say Edward A. Rawlins, 50, David C. Rawlins, 45 and Addrin C. Coats, 39, were found dead from apparent gunshot wounds.

Police have not released any suspect information.

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KCKPD officers are investigating a triple homicide Tuesday morning. 

KCK police said someone went to a home near 11th and Tenny around 10 a.m. Tuesday. When they looked inside, they saw a man's body and called police. 

KCK police responded to the home and confirmed there were two more men dead inside the home. Investigators spent five hours collecting evidence at the scene.

A man who lives by the duplex said it was a woman who saw the body, spurring the welfare check.

"She ran up to my wife's car upset saying she needed help," said Alex Serrano, who had spent the morning with his 2-year-old son, Iker.

Serrano said the woman was hysterical and crying, and his wife let her use her phone. 

Another neighbor, Larry Saunders, said his kids heard shots fired around 10 p.m. on Monday. When he left his house Tuesday morning, he saw one of the victims.

"I saw the guy laying on the floor in the doorway, and the door was still open...I thought he might just have been passed out," Saunders said.

While investigators worked the scene, a distraught man and woman who claimed to know the victims  ran up to police. The three men have not yet been identified, but police said one of the victims did live at the duplex. 

This is the 12 homicide in KCK this year. Right now, whoever is responsible is on the run. At this time, there is no suspect description.

"I still can’t believe it," said Serrano. "You can pray. You can ask for your family. But it’s not enough. We are human beings and there is evil inside," said Serrano.

Saunders, too, was left uneasy by the crime next door, especially since he has young kids.

"It's real scary. That was right outside their bedroom...I mean it could have been one of them," he said.

If you have any information about the triple homicide, call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-8477.

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