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Laurel Police Investigate Double Homicide

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Laurel Police are investigating a shooting that leaves two people dead.

Friday night around 11, police responded to a shooting call on Woodlawn Drive.

Justin Curry, 19, was pronounced dead at the scene. Bennie Owens was transported to South Central Regional Medical Center where he later died in surgery.

Sgt. Earl Reed said there were five people inside the home who were cooperative with the police during the initial investigation.

"Last year we only had three homicides, and this year we've already had two, so whatever we have to do, we're going to beef up patrol," he said. "We'll be out in full force to do whatever we have to do to keep these violent crimes down."

Reed said his heart goes out to the families of both victims.

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