Two men found dead in car outside Lawrence business

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Lawrence homicide detectives are investigating two men found fatally shot inside a car in a strip mall parking lot on the corner of 42nd Street and Franklin Road.

A store owner noticed the car parked perpendicularly outside his store for quite some time and called police around 6 p.m, Thursday.

Police said the victims, who are both in their 20s, were shot multiple times. A woman who saw the men told Fox59 that one victim was found in the front seat of the car. The other victim was found in the back of the car.

“You could tell like he’s been there for a minute, ’cause his face is real swollen up,” said the woman about the man in the front. “You could see a person lying down in the back. Whoever is in the back seat was lying all the way down.”

The victims’ identities hadn’t been released as of Thursday night.

Police don’t know how long the car had been outside the store. They’re hoping surveillance tapes from nearby businesses will reveal something.

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