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Sunday Morning Shooting Victims Names Released


The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office and Kansas Bureau of Investigation continue to investigate the homicide deaths of Blaze Swank, age 27, of rural Scammon and Kylan Shook, age 19, of Pittsburg.

Both were discovered early Sunday morning in rural Cherokee County near Northwest 19th and Cardinal Lane.

"Our office was contacted at approximately 8:30 a.m. and responded to the scene, where investigators remain as they continue to process for evidence.  In addition, investigative teams are interviewing family and friends of both victims as we work toward determining what events led up to their deaths," according to Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact law enforcement at 1-800-KS-CRIME, 620-429-3992 or by texting 888777.  Just type 'tip cherokee' followed by the information.

(This was an initial release submitted to news outlets on Sunday but is now being posted / made available on our website)

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