Ashland Police investigating double homicide
ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) - Two women were found shot and killed Friday morning, according to the Ashland Police Department.
APD Chief Todd Kelley said officers responded for a welfare check in the 3000 block of Montgomery Avenue around 8:15 and found two women with gunshot wounds inside a duplex apartment.
“We are investigating leads on identifying who is responsible for these deaths. We are still trying to determine a motive and why these deaths occurred,” Kelley said.
The welfare check was initiated after neighbors called 911 reporting gunshots.
Kelley said Boyd County EMS was called to attempt lifesaving efforts, but they were pronounced dead.
The chief described the investigation as “very fluid.”
Kelley said they are still trying to determine a motive for the shooting.
WSAZ asked Chief Kelley about a suspect in this shooting and if the neighborhood was safe.
“The person responsible is not here so we’ll just leave it at that,” Kelley said. “We’re working on some leads and even try to find out who that is, but there was no one at the scene.”
Police obtained a search warrant and spent all morning and afternoon combing the neighborhood for evidence and were seen talking to people who live on the street.
The identity of the victims has not yet been released.
Ashland Police are not releasing any further information at this time.
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