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UPDATE: Two found dead in Altus after police respond to shots fired call

Published: Jun. 18, 2022 at 5:48 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 18, 2022 at 10:58 PM CDT
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ALTUS, Okla. (KSWO) - Altus Police are investigating after two people were found dead Saturday.

According to Chief Tim Murphy, officers responded to a multiple shots fired call in the area of the 700 block of E. Nona just before 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

One victim was found near an abandoned home in the 900 block of Newlin Dr.

The second victim was located in a grassy area about 200 yards north of the Newlin Dr. location.

Investigators are still on the scene as of 9 p.m., Murphy said.

The District III Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department and OSBI are assisting in the investigation.

Police have no suspects at this time.

Additional information on the shooting will be released as the investigation continues.

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There’s a large police presence in Altus on Saturday.

It started after 3 p.m. with officers spread out between a paintball facility on Newlin Dr. and South Navajo Street.

Our photographer on scene says the Altus Police Department and Jackson County Sheriff’s Office were searching a field between the facility and park with a K-9 unit.

We’re working to get more information about what happened and have reached out to APD.

You can count on us to keep you updated when we get more.

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