HELENA – Helena police said Wednesday the shooting that left two people dead on the west side of town appears to be a murder-suicide.
Police responded to reports of a disturbance at a home on the 1100 block of Hauser Boulevard at around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
According to a statement from authorities on Wednesday morning, a birthday party was underway at the home of the woman when her estranged husband arrived.
Authorities say the man was present for a short time before he produced a handgun and ordered everyone out of the home, including the children and other adults.
Investigators say the man then followed the woman into the front yard and shot her before shooting himself.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing.
The names of the two people have not yet been released.