Local authorities have asked the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification to examine evidence from a Friday night shooting that left two teenagers dead.

JACKSON TWP.  The Stark County Coroner's office is asking the state to help with the investigation of a double shooting that left two teenagers dead Friday night.

Evidence collected from shooting, including the gun used, will be turned over to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation. Jackson Township police and the coroner's office are trying to determine if the shooting is a murder-suicide or a double suicide.

A 16-year-old girl from Lawrence Township died at the shooting scene, while a 17-year-old boy from Canal Fulton died a few hours later. Both suffered gunshot wounds to the head. Both were Northwest High students.

The pair were found at about 8:30 p.m. in a wounded area south of Portage Street and east of Akron Avenue NW in Jackson Township. Canal Fulton and Lawrence Township police searched for the teens after family members became concerned for their well being.

Coroner's Investigator Rick Walters said DNA tests will be made on the weapon to determine if one or both teenagers pulled the trigger. It could take several weeks for the tests to be completed, he said.

A fundraising effort has started to help the families of both students. Northwest Strong T-shirts are available for $15 each. Families will receive $5 each for every shirt sold. More information is available on the Facebook page "Northwest strong T-shirt fundraiser for victims' families."