FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Authorities in Indiana are investigating the shooting deaths of two men and a teenager found inside a Fort Wayne home.
The bodies of 23-year-old Mohamedtaha Omar, 20-year-old Adam Kamel Mekki and 17-year-old Muhannad Adam Tairab were found Wednesday by officers responding to a “problem unknown” dispatch.
The Allen County Coroner’s Office says they died of gunshot wounds, and the deaths have been ruled homicides, with each victim shot multiple times. Two of them were laid to rest over the weekend.
All three of the men were Muslim, but despite wide spread and widely reported speculation police have said there is no reason to believe at this time that religion played a factor in the killings.
Police have said that the men were known gang associates, but its unclear if those gang ties have anything to do with their death. Police said shortly after they were found dead that they were killed “execution style”.
Fort Wayne Public Safety Director Rusty York tells WPTA-TV the residence where they were found was known as a party house for teens and young adults of African descent.
York says authorities don’t have any reason to believe the killings were a hate crime.
Fort Wayne Police are turning to the community for help in the case, hoping that someone comes forward with the information they need.
Network Indiana contributed to this story