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George Dillard, 24, was shot to death in his home at 2106 E. 13th Street around 10:30 p.m. on Jan. 31, 2016. Contributed photo
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Lakita Hicks, 25, was shot to death in her home at 2106 E. 13th Street around 10:30 p.m. on Jan. 31, 2016. Contributed photo

Two Chattanooga parents who were killed in front of a 5-year-old boy on Jan. 31 were shot in the head, according to preliminary reports from the Hamilton County Medical Examiner's Office.

George Dillard, 24, was shot twice in the head, once from the front and once from the back. Lakita Hicks, 25, was shot in the head behind her left ear, as well as once in the shoulder.

Hicks' 5-year-old son was home during the killings and called 911 to report that his parents had been shot. He will not be identified by the Times Free Press.

Police have not arrested or charged anyone in the double homicide, which happened inside Hicks' and Dillard's home at 2106 E. 13th St. around 10:30 p.m. on Jan. 31.

Only one person has called police to report information on the case, police said Thursday. But law enforcement is following multiple leads, Chattanooga Police Department Chief Fred Fletcher said.

Community members have raised thousands of dollars to help pay for the parents' funerals and care for their son, who will now be raised by family members.

Hicks and Dillard were the second and third people to be killed in Chattanooga during 2016. Thomas Simmons, 20, was shot to death while walking on Sheridan Avenue on Jan. 25.

Simmons was shot six times, a medical examiner's report shows. He was hit multiple times in the neck, torso and legs while walking around 3 p.m. that day and died in the street.

Police are investigating whether Simmons' death is related to the double homicide.

Contact staff writer Shelly Bradbury at 423-757-6525 or sbradbury@timesfreepress.com with tips or story ideas. Follow @Shelly Bradbury.

This story was updated Feb. 12 at 12 a.m. with additional information.

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