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West Ashley double homicide victims were juveniles, Charleston Police say

Ashley Oaks Apartments, Ashley Hall Plantation Road, Charleston (Google Earth)

Charleston Police say two people shot and killed Sunday night near a West Ashley apartment complex were juveniles.

Talekuz Williams, 15, and Juquel Young, 17, both of Charleston were found on the ground with gunshot wounds at an outdoor basketball court near the Ashley Oaks Apartments shortly after 8:45 p.m., according to police.

Both police and paramedics tried to save the boys by giving CPR and first aid, but paramedics pronounced the two boys dead at the scene off Ashley Hall Plantation road.

Police have increased patrols in the area in response to the shooting, according to CPD spokesman Charles Francis. There have been 380 calls for service at the Ashley Oaks Apartments in 2018 so far, according to police.

Police have not released information about possible suspects, and no arrests have been made as of 4 p.m. Monday.

ABC News 4 went back to Ashley Oaks Apartments today. We could not find anyone to talk to us on camera who lives at the complex.

However, we did talk to Jimmy Whitt, who leaves near Ashley Oaks.

He did not know the two teens who died, but feels a sense of loss.

"It’s sad.. it is just so sad.. it really very disturbing to think that something came to that and it is horrible to hear, " says Whitt;

If you have any information about this incident, please call for the on-duty Charleston Police detective at 843-743-7200, or Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111.

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