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Father shot multiple times

The Oklahoma State Medical Examiner's Office has released a preliminary cause and manner of death for both victims in Monday's double-homicide.

According to Amy Elliot, spokesperson for the medical examiner's office, Uwe Rushing, 50, died of multiple gunshot wounds to the head and chest while his 14-year-old son, Stefan Rushing, died from a single gunshot wound to the head.

Police said they had received some tips with information about the case, but no arrests had been made as of Wednesday evening.

With suspects still at large, police have limited the amount of information they're releasing in order to protect the investigation's integrity. Lawton police said Tuesday they still had custody of the Rushings' house and were performing search warrants, but questions as to what they found inside the house have not yet been answered.

No struggle in home;perpetrators remained silent

As previously reported, Rushing and both his 14- and 18-year-old sons were home around 2 a.m. Monday when two suspects wearing masks and dark clothing came in through the back door. Police said during a press conference Monday that there did not appear to be any signs of struggle in the house, and the older son told police the suspects made no demands or statements to their victims before opening fire.

The 18-year-old was able to get to his father's shotgun inside the house and return fire, prompting the suspects to leave, but the chaos of the situation prevented him from getting a solid look at the suspects or whether they left in a vehicle.

Investigators have confirmed they found the shotgun inside the house and that both victims were shot with a weapon of a different caliber. They have not said whether any other firearms were found inside the home.

Police reports show Uwe Rushing had at least one physical confrontation with an unknown suspect the Friday prior to the murder, and all avenues are open for investigation.

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