Sterling couple found dead in double shooting

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STERLING, Ill. (WTVO) — Sterling Police have released the names of the two people found shot to death Sunday afternoon.

Sterling Police say they went to the home of 24-year-old Brittney Long, in the 800 block of 1st Avenue, around 6:42 p.m., for a welfare check at the behest of concerned family members.

There, police found Long and her ex-boyfriend, Duane Briggs, 24, dead.

Police say each died from a single gunshot wound to the head.

The firearm was recovered at the scene, investigators said.


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