Waco police were on the scene of an early-morning shooting Tuesday at a North Waco apartment complex that left two men dead.
Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said police think they know the identities of the shooting victims, but were waiting to notify family members before releasing their names.
Swanton said both victims are Hispanic. Justice of the Peace W.H. “Pete” Peterson said the men were shot and were found on the living room floor of an upstairs apartment.
Peterson ordered autopsies on the men, Swanton said.
No suspects were in custody Tuesday as police continued their investigation, which began about 4:20 a.m. when officers responded to the Pecan Tree Apartments in the 2600 block of Grim Avenue on a report of shots fired.
Police do not think either man lived in the complex.
Swanton said police are working the incident as a double homicide. He said police think it was not a random attack, but that the men were targeted.
“We believe there was a reason they were there and there’s a reason it was that apartment, a reason that at least one of the individuals was killed,” Swanton said.
He declined to comment further on possible motives for the attack.
Swanton said the area has seen other crimes during the past several years, but he attributed the frequency to the complex’s proximity to Club Crush, which has seen at least two other shootings this year.
“Club Crush had absolutely nothing to do with this, but it is a problem area,” he said. “If we take that out of the equation, I wouldn’t call it a high crime rate area.”