Is someone targeting Republicans who've served to represent their districts in two different states? (CNN)Lawmakers in Arkansas and Oklahoma are mourning the loss of two former state senators who were found dead in their homes within a span of two days. In Arkansas, this week's fatal shooting of former Republican state Sen. Linda Collins-Smith is being investigated as a homicide, authorities said. In Oklahoma, former state Sen. Jonathan Nichols was found dead from a gunshot in his home in Norman, about 20 miles from Oklahoma City, according to police. Authorities have not provided additional details on the apparently unrelated deaths. Investigations are under way in both states. 2 former state senators found dead in Arkansas and Oklahoma within days - CNN Are these political hits, and Who's next and in what state? Correction: the above should say "OK and AR" Thanks to Mr. Moonshine for the correction.