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The Helena Police Department is investigating after a man and woman were found dead inside a home Monday morning.

Officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of Hannaford Street around 10 a.m. for a report of two deceased individuals. Police say the bodies of a 26-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman were found with what appear to be gunshot wounds. 

"Officers arrived and located an adult male and adult female deceased inside the residence. At this time, Officers are on scene and this is considered a crime scene," HPD said in a news release.

Officers are not actively looking for a suspect and there is no concern for public safety, police said.

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The area was closed to traffic for the better part of Monday and partitioned off with crime scene tape. A half-dozen HPD vehicles and multiple uniformed officers and detectives were on the scene through the morning.

Lt. Jayson Zander said Monday afternoon that the investigation was ongoing and that authorities would not release any more information until Tuesday at the earliest.

Deputy Coroner Tim Wong said the bodies were transported to the state crime lab in Missoula, but he could not provide additional details.

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Reporter Tom Kuglin can be reached at 447-4076 @IR_TomKuglin

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