Children run for help after watching grandmother and father shot to death

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Police are searching for the person who shot and killed a grandmother and father in Northeast Memphis.

Police confirmed the victims were Laura Winborn, 59, and Ronnie Winborn, 29.

Family members told WREG two young children were home when they were shot and killed in the 3000 block of Vivia Avenue.

"My wife and my son...they're gone," Ronald Winborn said, through tears.

In one violent night, Ronald lost his wife, Laura, and his son, Ronnie.

Ronald told WREG he was not home when police said the two were shot inside the home late Friday night.

"They were good people," Ronald said. "These weren't bad people. These were good people."

To make matters even worse, family members said Ronnie's 5-year-old and 3-year-old were home and witnessed the shooting. They ran outside and went next door for help.

"They loved their daddy," Ronald said of his grandchildren. "Their daddy was king, the king of the earth to them, and he loved them very much too."

The neighbor did not want to talk on camera.

The children were taken into Department of Children's Services custody.

Family members flooded the front lawn Saturday morning as detectives questioned neighbors and continued to search the house for evidence.

Ronald said he is desperate for justice, but nothing will be able to fill the two large holes left in his heart by the loss of Laura and Ronnie. "I love them to death," he said, sobbing.

No arrests have been made at this time. If you have any information about this crime, call CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH.

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