KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- The Kansas City Police Department is investigating after three people were fatally shot on Thursday night. 

According to the authorities, the triple homicide happened in the area of 46th and S. Benton just before 9 p.m. 

Officers were patrolling the area when they heard gunshots and then saw two people running away who they believed were the shooters. 

Two victims were found inside a home in the area. The other victim was found outside. All three died at the scene.

On Friday, the victims were identified as 40-year-old Larry Barnes, 38-year-old Brandy Jones, and 42-year-old Larona Jones.

Two people, a man and a woman, have been taken into custody. Detectives are in the process of putting evidence together in this case so the prosecutor can consider filing charges.

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