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Police believe two shooters were involved in slayings of young girls

WELEETKA, Okla. (AP) - A state police investigator in Oklahoma says the fatal shootings of 2 young girls may have been random -- or they may have come across a crime taking place.

Police now believe two shooters were involved. They say two different guns were used in the shootings, and they say that would normally suggest two different shooters.

The state medical examiner's office says each girl was shot multiple times in the head and chest.

The bodies of 13-year-old Taylor Paschal-Placker and 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker were found Sunday by Taylor's grandfather, near a bridge about a quarter of a mile from his home.

Investigators are examining evidence, including tire tracks, shell casings, ballistics and shoe prints.

The shootings were in an isolated rural area, leading investigators to believe a local person may have been involved.

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