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Two brothers, friend killed in Des Moines shooting

Devonte Swanks (left) and Malachi Swanks (Courtesy images)
Devonte Swanks (left) and Malachi Swanks (Courtesy images)(KCRG)
Published: Jan. 31, 2020 at 11:59 AM CST
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Police in Des Moines have identified the victims of a triple homicide from Thursday night.

Around 11:20 p.m., officers responded to the 600 block of E. Hackley for a report of a shooting. They found three people dead inside of a home.

The victims have been identified as 19-year-old Devonte Swanks, 16-year-old Malachi Swanks and 15-year-old Thayne Wright, all of Des Moines.

Police said Devonte and Malachi were brothers. Wright was visiting a friend.

Investigators are interviewing witnesses, looking over evidence and following up on any possible leads.