The Newton Police Department is investigating a homicide on the city's north side. 

"Right now, we are investigating a double homicide," said Eric Murphy, Chief of Police. "We are still trying to gather information. That is what we have right now."

Newton Police were paged at 11:06 a.m. to 15 Roanoke Court for a reported double homicide. The street is filled with 16 rental properties, duplexes maintained by the Newton Housing Authority, located behind the Dollar General Store located on Old 81. 

According to Murphy, both victims were residents of the rental property.

Police have identified a suspect, who is known to local law enforcement agencies. Murphy said there is no threat to public safety at this time. Neither the suspect or victim names have been released. 

Also responding to the scene were members of the Harvey County Sheriff's Department and the Kansas Highway Patrol.