BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Two women are dead after being shot during a home invasion in West Baltimore Wednesday morning.

Police say the shooting happened just after 11:45 a.m., when officers were called out to a home in the unit block of Gorman Ave. for reports of gunfire.

Responding officers found two women with gunshot wounds. The victims have been identified as Chanette Neal, 43, and Justice Allen, 21.

Neal and Allen were taken to local hospitals, but both were pronounced dead shortly after arriving.

Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa visited the scene. He said the women are believed to be mother and daughter.

Neighbor Aliva Williams says the family has lived on Gorman Ave. near Bon Secours for years.

“It’s really sad,” Williams said. “They bother no one, no one. The lady goes to work, she comes home and she minds her business.”

Police say, overall, shootings are down 23 percent compared to last year and murders are down 25 percent. Numbers that were released before the double murder Wednesday morning.

“It’s very scary to be in your home, and have someone invade your home and hurt you or kill you,” Williams added. “That’s really scary.”

Police are asking anyone with information to contact them at (410) 396-2100, or those wishing to remain anonymous can use the Metro Crime Stoppers tip-line, at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

You can also submit a tip by downloading the Baltimore Police Department’s mobile APP to your smartphone or text a tip to 443-902-4824.

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