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Young boy and two men murdered in Flint

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FLINT (WJRT) -

(07/15/13) - Flint Police are investigating the shooting deaths of three people, a young boy included, at an apartment complex on the city's southwest side.

Police said a maintenance man found them around 7:45 a.m., in a second floor apartment, in building L, at Park West Apartments.  That's in the 3900 block of Hammerberg Road near Atherton Road. Investigators believe the shootings could have happened about 45 minutes earlier.   

When officers arrived, the two men were already dead, but the boy was still alive. Captain T.P. Johnson said he died on the way to the hospital.

Police are awaiting autopsies before releasing the names and ages of the victims. They are scheduled for Tuesday.

Elizabeth Allen identified one of the men killed as her brother - 25-year-old James Allen.

"He lived there," she said. "That was his apartment they found all the people. My sister-in-law called me around 9 a.m. to tell me my brother had been shot."

Allen's mother, Antionette Moore, said her cousin was the one first who told her something bad had happened.

"She came over bamming on the door," Moore said. "He was a good, working man. He loved his daughter."

Moore spent most of the day outside of the apartment waiting for any news available.

Tonya Lewis identified herself as the mother and grandmother of the two other victims. She said her son was in his early 20s and that her grandson was just 9 years old.

Police confirm those victims were uncle and nephew.

Both families tell ABC12 all of the victims were close friends and lived together.

No suspect information has been released. 

Police briefly detained at least one person who broke through the crime tape. He appeared to be trying to get to the building officers had blocked. A large police presence remained for hours. 

Flint's last triple homicide was almost exactly one year ago - July 18. See our coverage HERE and HERE.

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