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2 dead in triple-shooting home invasion; killer at large

Update 6:15 p.m.: Coroner's reports have released information on the two victims of Friday night's home invasion in the Riverside city of Perris. They are described as two men, 23 and 26 years of age. Their names are being held until their families have been notified.

Update 12:06 p.m.: Two people were fatally shot and another wounded during a home invasion in Perris Friday night.

The Riverside Sheriff's Department said robbery does not appear to be the motive.

The shooting occurred on the 300 block of Flicker Way shortly after 10 p.m. Friday, according to a statement from the sheriff's department. 

The suspect was described only as an adult male in dark clothing, according to the Riverside Press Enterprise.

Sheriff's deputies arrived at the scene to find one victim in the front yard. He was taken to a local hospital and treated for "non-life-threatening injuries," said the department. The deputies  found the two men who had been killed inside the house.

A woman who said she lived at the house arrived home from work about midnight and, unaware of what happened, spoke with an investigator, the Press Enterprise reported.  The paper said the woman then drove away from the middle class neighborhood of one- and two-story homes.

The identification of the victims is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. With the investigation ongoing, the sheriff's department said it will not provide any further information at this time. 

The Riverside Sheriff's Department is asking anyone with information about the crime to contact Investigator Dean of the Riverside Sheriff's Central Homicide Unit at (951) 955-2777, or Investigator Salisbury of the Perris Station at (951) 210-1000.

This story was updated at 6:15 p.m. on April 6, 2013