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Police: 3 found dead in Lebanon apartment were shot to death

LEBANON, Ind. (WISH) — The three people found dead a week ago in a Lebanon apartment were shot to death in homicides, police revealed Wednesday.

Police were called to a report of three dead people shortly after 6:10 p.m. Sept. 8 in the 400 block of East Walnut Street. That’s a residential area northeast of the I-65 interchange for State Road 39. Police do not have any suspects.

The three people fatally shot were previously identified as Lebanon residents: Grace Bishop, 19; Brannon Martin, 20; and Larry Stogsdill Jr., 42. The ages of Bishop and Martin changed from the initial information provided.

An autopsy determined each died of a single gunshot wound, the Lebanon Police Department said in a news release Wednesday afternoon. The release was the first public update on the case since the night of the crime.

It was not immediately clear what the three were doing inside of the apartment. I-Team 8 was told that none of the victims are listed on the lease of the apartment, but that someone came to check on them in the late afternoon of Sept. 6. and found the victims in different parts of the apartment.

A relative also told News 8 last week that she believed the shooting was a random act of violence.

Neighbors say that police have been to this apartment building several times in the past couple of months. There have been issues with people loitering at the entrance and a sign as been put up to discourage people from hanging around the building.

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