COATESVILLE (AP) -- Chester County authorities are investigating the shooting deaths of a young couple in their Coatesville home as a double homicide.

Chester County District Attorney Joseph Carroll says 21-year-old Shontae M. Peterson and 24-year-old Carnell Parker were both shot in the head in their dining room.

Police were called at about 9:10 a.m. Sunday and found the victims on the dining room floor of their duplex. Authorities say the two, who were boyfriend and girlfriend, were last seen alive at about 2:30 a.m.

Carroll says other people were in the home at the time of the shootings. He says autopsies will determine the type of firearm used. Investigators saw damage to doors, windows and screens, but they do not know whether the damage was caused by someone trying to enter the home.

Information from: Daily Local News,

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