2 adults, teen killed in southeast Kansas shootings

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Scene of triple shooting with photos of Kimberly Bell and Reginald Johnson. Credit: KTUL Scene of triple shooting with photos of Kimberly Bell and Reginald Johnson. Credit: KTUL

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says preliminary information about the shooting deaths Thursday night of three people in Coffeyville indicates gunshots were exchanged between two of them.

Authorities said in a news release Friday that they do not believe any suspects remain at large.

Coffeyville police arriving at a residence found the three deceased individuals: 50-year-old Reginald Johnson of Coffeyville, 47-year-old Kimberly Bell of Coffeyville, and a 17-year-old male.

The KBI says it will be assisting Coffeyville police in the investigation.

Authorities say they are continuing to investigate the crime to determine what events led to the deaths.

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Police and federal agents in Coffeyville are investigating a shooting that left two adults and a teenager dead Thursday night.

Officers were called just after 10 p.m. to 208 South Maple. When they arrived they found three people inside the home suffering from gunshot wounds. They were pronounced dead on scene.

Police have identified the victims as Reginald Johnson, 50, Kimberly Bell, 47, and a 17-year-old whose name has not been released.

Family members tell KTUL that Johnson and Bell were dating. It's not known how the teen is connected to Johnson or Bell

Police Chief Kwim Bromley stated they have yet to determine a motive for the shooting. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said preliminary information indicates that gunshots were exchanged between two of the individuals. 

“No motive for the shooting has been determined,” said Police Chief Kwin Bromley. “At this time no other individuals are being investigated regarding this incident.”

The KBI, Coffeyville police and Montgomery County Sheriff's Office continue to investigate. 

 Anyone with information is asked to contact the Coffeyville Police Department at (620) 252-6160. You can also call the Crime Tip Hotline at (620) 252-6133 or the KBI crime tip line at 1-800-KS-CRIME.

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