Joshua George, 26, and Jonathan Alonzo, 27, both of Delta, have been identified as the two men found dead in the roadway near L and 3100 roads outside of Hotchkiss early Sunday morning. Delta County coroner Lance Boren provided identification, but the cause of death is pending the results of autopsies.
The two men were found lying in the road at 3 a.m. Sunday morning by a woman headed to work.
Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee says the two individuals, described as friends, died of apparent gunshot wounds. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is assisting sheriff's investigators with the incident, which was initially reported on social media as an officer-involved shooting. No law enforcement personnel were involved in the incident, and the sheriff's office is not actively searching for any suspects, Sheriff McKee reports.
A vehicle belonging to one of the deceased men was towed from the scene.