Ardmore police investigating 2 homicides over past 2 days

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ARDMORE, OK -- Police say two homicides in the past two days in Ardmore could be gang-related. Now, they're looking for four people, wanted for questioning.

An Ardmore woman was found shot to death in front of her own home this morning and police say it could be related to the murder of Volonte Anderson, Sunday morning.

"Boy, do you know what you've done people. You took my cousin's life, man," sayd shocked family member, Kenneth Perry.
He says he doesn't know who or why anyone would shoot and kill 59-year-old, Ella Loftis.

Loftis was discovered by a motorist around 6:50 Monday morning, dead on her front porch, in the 900 block of A street North East.

"Sitting on her porch, minding her own business - that's Ella," said Perry.

"When officers arrived, they found the victim had been shot numerous times, and was alone, no one else was in the property, nobody else was inside the residence," said Ardmore police captain, Kevin Norris.

Norris says officers responded to a report of shots fired around 3:30 AM Monday, but had not seen the body.

"Officers went to the area, looked, didnt see anyone walking, didn't see anyone driving away, didn't hear anything else, therefore, it was un-found at that time," said Norris.

Police say they have no definite motive, but say it could be gang-related, and they are looking to question four people:
Ricky Gene McGee Junior, Juaren Dezaun McGee Senior, Rodney Marquis Cohee, and Dimitri Levoy Washington III.

Norris says they believe this could be related to the shooting that happened just over 24 hours earlier.
Around 2 Sunday morning, Volonte Anderson was shot dead in the parking lot of "All-Stars bar" off South Commerce Street.

"There's a lot of speculation, but at this time we have nothing solid to go on," said Norris.

Police say at this time no arrests have been made, and that they are following up on leads.

Perry says, "Yes, she had grandkids, she had children, and she was just so happy."

Perry says Loftis was a well-loved woman and will be missed.

"She's got a smile on her face right now I can feel it. Last time I seen her Friday at the house, she was talking to my wife, and she had a smile on her face. Ella's got a smile on her face now, people," said Perry.

Captian Norris says anyone with information in either shootings is urged to contact the police department.
We'll continue to bring you more info as we get it.

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