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2 young men found slain, another wounded in west Dallas home

Two young men, ages 18 and 21, were slain sometime Monday at a home in west Dallas, police said. A third man was found wounded in the home in the 1100 block of Bayonne Street and was taken to the hospital, said Senior Cpl. Gerry Monreal, police spokesman.

The Dallas County medical examiner's office identified the victims as Christopher Hernandez, 18, of Grand Prairie, and Lacrege Lamont, 21, of Dallas.

Both had been shot, Monreal said

The surviving victim, whose name was unavailable, was taken to Methodist Medical Center where he was being treated Tuesday for multiple gunshot wounds, Monreal said.

A "person of interest" was being sought Tuesday by detectives, although Monreal declined to give any more information about him. But he said detectives hoped to talk to the survivor to learn what happened.

The man was taken to the hospital after police arrived at the home about 11 p.m., but according to reports, he could have been lying wounded inside the house for about 12 hours.

Investigators said they learned that a relative of one of the victims said she heard gunfire about 10 a.m. Monday. The woman lived near the home where the bodies were found, Monreal said. The neighborhood is southwest of the intersection of Sylvan Avenue and Singleton Boulevard, near the south bank of the Trinity River.

"She just didn't know where the shots were coming from," Monreal said. "She just blew it off and didn't think twice about it."

But later the woman realized that she hadn't seen the victim all day, so she went to the house to check on him.

She opened the door and found the three bodies and called 911, Monreal said.

"There was no forced entry," he said. "There were some bullet holes inside the residence, so it wasn't a random drive-by shooting."

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