Two people have been arrested after a man and a woman died of gunshot wounds.
A 23-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman are being questioned by West Midlands Police after the pair were found at a house in Laneside Gardens in the Birchalls area of Walsall in the early hours with serious gunshot injuries.
Ambulance crews attended but the victims died at the scene.
West Midlands Police are treating the deaths as suspicious.
The house and cul-de-sac have been cordoned off and an investigation launched into the circumstances surrounding the deaths, a force spokesman said.
Two people arrested nearby have been taken to a police station for questioning, he added.
Detective Inspector Michaela Kerr, from the Criminal Investigation Department, said: "Both the man and woman sustained gunshot injuries and they received emergency treatment at the scene. However they could not be saved and died a short time later.
"We are treating their deaths as suspicious and two people were arrested nearby in connection with the incident.
"They are in custody this morning and will be questioned by detectives."
Anyone with information is asked to contact West Midlands Police or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.