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INDIANAPOLIS — Police are investigating two people found dead in a west side home Saturday night. 

Officers were called to the 1100 block of Sharon Avenue, near West 12th Street and North Tibbs Avenue around 6:30 that evening. 

Upon arrival they found two unresponsive people inside the residence and pronounced them dead at the scene. 

The victims have been identified as 27-year-old Christopher Johnson and 28-year-old Kenneth Valentine.

Officer Michael Hewitt confirmed that these are the first criminal homicides recorded this year. 

As of Saturday night, detectives were searching for witnesses.

(Photo by: Raymond Boyd)