Two 15-Year-Old Girls Killed in Suspected Murder-Suicide Might Have Been a Couple (VIDEO)

may kieuFamilies and friends of two 15-year-old girls found shot dead in a suspected murder-suicide at an Arizona high school on Friday morning are still in shock and searching for answers, but according to a statement released by local police, the two girls were apparently "very close" friends -- in fact, they might have been a couple.

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Police haven't yet released the names of the deceased, but Phuong Kieu, a science teacher at Independence High School (where the shooting took place), told the Arizona Republic that her younger sister May was one of the two girls killed and also claims that there was no gun in May's home.

According to police, "Although the investigation is not complete, investigators working the case say evidence found at the scene leads them to believe that one female took the life of the other female before taking her own life. Information gathered by detectives reveal the two girls were very close friends, appearing to also be in a relationship."

Whatever happened between these two girls, there's no question that their loss is a tragic one which will be felt deeply by all the people who loved them for years to come. Watching Kieu talk about her late sister is nothing short of heartbreaking:

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So much promise and hope, all dashed in just one horrible moment. It's unfathomable for any parent to consider. According to Independence High School Principal Rob Ambrose, a "team of social workers" will be available to help students cope with the tragedy, but certainly it will take the community a long, long time to recover from this devastation. Kieu has set up a GoFundMe to help pay for May's funeral; as of this writing, over $10,000 has been raised. 

Our most heartfelt condolences go out to the families of these girls.

 

Image via GoFundMe

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