Two men were found shot to death in a DeKalb County, Georgia, home early Monday, police said.
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2 cousins found shot dead in Georgia home: 'This has broken us totally apart'

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The men, identified as 33-year-old Michael Wigfall and 36-year-old Robert Collier, were lying on the ground in the DeKalb County home when police arrived about 1 a.m., according to an incident report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

They each had gunshot wounds to the head, police said.

The men, who are cousins, leave behind a total of six young children, according to a GoFundMe page set up by the family to raise money for funeral costs.

Collier’s sister told WSB-TV that the victims loved their kids and that the family is tight.

“This has broken us totally apart,” Rebecca Mahoney said through tears. “They senselessly just took his life.”

The family was told by police that the men were killed execution-style, Mahoney told the news station.

“He was the most loving person, compassionate,” Mahoney said of her brother. “He would do anything for you.”

She said her cousin Wigfall’s 34th birthday would have been Thursday.

According to the police report, one of the men was found lying by the front door of the home in the 4400 block of Old Lake Drive in unincorporated DeKalb. The other was near a sliding glass door. 

The front door appeared to have been forced open, police said.

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No suspected shooter was found at the scene.

A neighbor told police he noticed the door to the house was open when he got home. He saw two people show up in a red SUV; one person went into the house and “quickly came out,” before driving away, according to the report.

He then saw “a foot hanging in the doorway” and called police.

Another neighbor said she heard gunshots outside her home across the street.

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