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Police still at home where couple was killed

As the sun rose today, crime scene tape and officers remained at a house at Chatauqua and Elm where police found a young couple shotto death Thursday afternoon.

Two children at the home were not injured.

This morning, two officers sat in patrol cars outside the home.

The front porch light illuminated Christmas decorations on the front door.

On the front lawn: children's toys. In the side yard: a home-security-system sign. Over the driveway: a placard saying, "Reserved parking. Raiders fans only."

It wasn't clear if police would be providing more information today about the deaths.

On Thursday, police Capt. Jeff Easter said detectives were treating the deaths as "some type of robbery."

No arrests had been made as of Thursday afternoon.

Police said that about 2:30 p.m. they found a man and woman in their mid-20s shot to death in the house, in the 600 block of North Chautauqua, northwest of Central and Hillside.

The two children were found wandering around in the home.

The white house where the bodies were found sits at the northwest corner of Elm and Chautauqua, two blocks west of Wesley Medical Center.

Easter said family members became concerned when the couple did not arrive for Thanksgiving dinner, went to the house to check on them,found them dead and called police.

Police found the bodies in the living room. The two were pronounced dead at the scene.

Easter said neighbors and family members described the victims as "very nice young people."

Police declined to provide details on what was stolen or how many times the victims had been shot.

A neighbor said the children are 4 years old and 6 months old.

Along with detectives and Police Chief Norman Williams, family members and members of the family's church gathered Thursday at home. Not long after police arrived, some family members could be heard shouting to them about the location of a possible suspect.

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