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2 dead after Denver Fire finds shooting victim while responding to fire

The Denver Police Department said a man and a woman died after they were found near the scene with gunshot wounds.

DENVER — A man and a woman who were found shot Monday morning in the 8100 block of East Dartmouth Avenue have both died, according to the Denver Police Department (DPD).

DPD said that two were in a relationship and that the circumstances of the incident were under investigation.

According to a spokesperson with the Denver Fire Department (DFD), crews were called out to a home in the Gun Club Green neighborhood for reports of a fire at the location near East Dartmouth Avenue and South Quebec Street.

When firefighters responded to the incident, they found two vehicles in the driveway on fire. DFD said while on the scene of the fire, they located a woman with gunshot wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene, according to DFD. 

The Denver Medical Examiner's Office identified the woman as 43-year-old Kathryn Cochran.

DFD said they were able to quickly extinguish the fire in the driveway and that there was no damage to the home.

At 9:06 a.m., DPD tweeted that a second victim was also found shot near the scene. The victim, a man, was taken to the hospital. On Monday afternoon, police said that he was pronounced deceased. The medical examiner identified the man found dead as 41-year-old Dillon Emerson.

DFD and DPD were investigating what led up to the incident. 

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