DIGHTON, Kan. (AP) The fatal shootings of two brothers in a western Kansas home are being investigated as a homicide-suicide.
Lane County Sheriff Robert Williams says officers went to the Dighton home Friday afternoon on a report of a possible shooting. Officers found the bodies of 44-year-old Raymond Sanchez Jr. and 37-year-old Ricky Sanchez inside.
The Hutchinson News reports the sheriff’s department believes no one else was involved but is continuing to investigate.
Both men grew up in the town of about 1,000 people and shared a house next to their parent’s home. Ricky Sanchez was a fulltime employee at Walker’s Tank Service, and Raymond Sanchez worked there occasionally.
Owner Gerald Walker told the newspaper Monday he considered the brothers almost like family members.