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Man and woman found dead after child calls police; family says may have been "retaliation"

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MEMPHIS, TN - Family members have confirmed the victims are 26-year-old James Alexander and 23-year-old Danielle Alexander.

The couple has four children ranging in ages from 7, 5, 4 and 3. They had known each other since junior high school and then were married in February of this year.

Family member say they were a loving couple.

But family members did say that the deaths may have been part of a retaliation that involved Mrs. Alexander a couple of weeks ago.

This video was posted by Danielle on her Facebook page. Someone asked if she was the one fighting she said, "Yes cuz in the pink shirt." This is the same video that the victim’s mother showed to FOX13 (FOX13 removed the expletives from this video).

In it her husband, Mr. Alexander can be seen trying to break it up.  He is the one in the blue shirt according to Danielle’s mother.

Also FOX13 was told by several sources that they were awakened by 6am by their dogs barking and they saw at least one suspect run from the back of the house.

At this time all 4 children are in Memphis Police custody.

This is an ongoing investigation.

You are asked to call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-Cash if you have any information.

MPD RELEASE:
On Thursday, April 24, 2014, at approximately 7:00 a.m, officers responded to a Shooting call at 2699 Enterprise.

Upon arriving on the scene, officers were met by a 7-year-old female who advised that her parents had been shot. Officers gathered the child, along with three additional children (ranging from 5 to 2-years of age) and removed them from the residence. Upon checking the residence, officers located two victims, 26-year-old male and 23-year-old female. Both victims suffered from an apparent gunshot wound and was pronounced deceased on the scene.

The children are currently in the custody of family members and were not injured.

No arrest has been made at this point.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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Memphis officers say a child called police around 7:00 am Thursday morning saying she woke up and found her parents had been shot at their home in the 2600 block of Enterprise. That's in the Orange Mound area. Once on the scene, investigators found a man and woman with gunshot wounds and pronounced both dead on arrival. No other victims were injured in this incident. The child is now with police. Officers say this is an ongoing investigation. You are asked to call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-Cash if you have any information. 

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