Brothers' bodies found along Flagler Drive

Posted by Rachel Leigh email

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - Police are investigating how two brothers ended up dead on the sidewalk in West Palm Beach.

Update, MON 4:30 PM: Both Mark Teal, age 20, and John Teal, age 16, had been shot. The two were discovered Sunday night on a sidewalk across the street from an upscale condominium on the Intracoastal Waterway. Someone had called 911 to report gunshots.

So far police aren't releasing a possible motive.

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By Alex Zequiera email

Previously: Detectives are combing through evidence from a double murder that occurred Sunday night.

Two young men are found shot to death. Their bodies found along Flagler Drive.

Krissy Troiano, works near crime scene, stated, "With the school and different things, you would think it would be a little bit safer."

Behind the yellow tape are two Hispanic men in their teens to early twenties found dead. Both discovered by a bicyclist taking a ride late Sunday night.

Det. A.J. Myers, West Palm Beach Police Dept., said, "Initially, he thought he saw two people who were just homeless people on the sidewalk, and, then when he got closer, he saw the blood."

Renee Dozier, lives near scene, described, "I think that that's alarming; it kind of disturbs me."

Renee Dozier knows the area well; it's part of her daily jogging path. Monday she started running again for the first time in eight months, this time she's more vigilant. "I try to be aware of my surroundings and keep my head up and look at people as they pass."

The same goes for Krissy Troiano who works at the One Watermark Place condos. She usually parks next to the condo, and says she won't park anywhere else fearing for her safety.

According to investigators, someone at the condo heard shots being fired, but that's all police have to go on.

As investigators try to piece the evidence together, they still need all the help they can get to solve this case. If you have any information about what happened, you're asked to call the West Palm Beach Police Tip Line at 1-866-312-7193.