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Two young men shot dead inside Detroit drug house

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DETROIT (WJBK) -

A heartbroken teenager told us her 16-year-old brother, Gerald Leveston, is one of two young men found shot and killed inside a drug house on Anderdon near Mack and Conner on Detroit's east side.

We were told the other victim is an 18-year-old, another young man from the neighborhood who just became a father a few months ago.

Both were shot dead inside a duplex.

"This is a vacant dwelling.  Some of the conditions are kind of deplorable, so there's no way you could actually live there, but it's been know to have been utilized for drugs and drug activity," Detroit Police Inspector Dwayne Blackmon explained.

Police say it's a known drug house.  In fact, Leveston's sister told us her brother just started selling there on Tuesday.  Hours later he was dead.

"Nobody lived there.  They sold crack and marijuana," said Kinyona Leveston.  "He started ... selling there yesterday."

The shooting likely happened overnight.  An anonymous call came into police Wednesday afternoon that two bodies were inside the house.

"I really don't know the motive at this point, but no motive should rise to a level where it should cost someone their lives," Blackmon said.

Anyone with any information is urged to call Detroit Police Homicide at (313) 596-2260 or you can call Crime Stoppers and remain anonymous at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

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