Both persons of interest for double murder in custody

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Two Rockford men wanted for questioning in a double murder and animal cruelty charges are in the Winnebago County Jail.

Kelvin Langston, 28, and Douglas Hollyfield, 26, were named persons of interest Thursday after the early morning shooting death of a husband and wife.

Shortly after 2:30 a.m., Christina Langston-Hill, 27, was found outside and Teon Hill, 28, was found inside of their home in the 700 block of Bruce Street. Both had multiple gunshot wounds.

At a news conference later that morning, police said they believed there was a possible connection between their deaths and an incident where the victims' dog was fatally shot.

Police say the men took turns shooting the dog several times.

Police issued warrants for Langston and Douglas Hollyfield, 26, on animal cruelty and weapons charges.

Langston is charged with aggravated cruelty to an animal, unlawful use of weapons by a felon and gang member, reckless discharge of a firearm and no FOID card.

Hollyfeld is charged with aggravated cruelty to an animal, unlawful use of weapons by a felon and gang member, reckless discharge of a firearm, and no FOID card.

Langston is in the Winnebago County Jail, and Hollyfield was arrested by the Chicago Police Department.

Both men are considered innocent until proven guilty.