Police today were continuing an investigation of the deaths of two unidentified people -- a man who had been fatally shot and a woman whose throat apparently had been cut.
The fatal shooting occurred about 8:50 last night in the 2300 block of N. Dukeland St., said homicide Detective Earl Kratsch.
Kratsch said that when Western District police arrived at the scene after residents reported hearing gunshots, they found the body of a well-dressed black man in his late 20s, lying face down in the street between two parked cars and bleeding from two gunshot wounds to the head.
The man had been shot in the forehead and under the nose, he said.
Kratsch said there were no signs of robbery. He said the victim's pockets contained money and his wristwatch and jewelry had not been taken.
Kratsch said the victim, who carried no identification, was wearing a zippered jacket, dark pants, high-top black tennis shoes and a leather cap.
Fingerprints were being taken at the state medical examiner's office in an effort to learn the victim's identify, Kratsch said.
Shortly after 4 p.m. yesterday, Northwestern District police went to the rear of a house in the 4500 block of Garrison Blvd. and found the body of an unidentified black woman wrapped in a blanket inside a vacant garage.
Police said the victim appeared to be between 30 and 40 years old. A preliminary examination indicated that the woman's throat had been cut and that she had received lacerations and contusions to the head.