Police investigate possible gang ties in Clayton County home invasion

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Clayton County police are working to determine whether a home invasion that left two children dead could be tied to a gang. 

Police told FOX 5 they received a 911 call around 5 a.m. Saturday from a home on Libby Lane Saturday morning, as a child in the home called authorities to report someone entered and fired shots.

When authorities arrived on the scene, they found Daveon Coates, 15, and his sister Tatiyana Coates, 11, dead from apparent gunshot wounds.

"It's heartbreaking...anytime you have someone dead it's sad, but especially when you have children," said Sgt. Ashanti Marbury, a spokesperson for Clayton County Police. 

Investigators say there were five kids inside at the time of the home invasion.

"Their ages range from 15 to 6," Marbury said.

Officials say there were no parents or adults in the home when the shooting occurred.

"We don't know where the parents were at the time of the invasion," Marbury said, who did tell FOX 5 Saturday night that the parents were "out on the town."

Investigators told FOX 5 the parents were eventually located and were taken into police headquarters for questioning. 

"We are working very hard to identify a suspect or suspects. We've got all hands on deck," Marbury said.

Neighbors told FOX 5, they did not know the family very well, as they had just moved into the area within the span of a few months. 

Investigators have been speaking with Chattanooga police about a gang-related shooting at a home there Sunday to see if there's any type of connection. Police are asking anyone with any information to call authorities.