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Shooting in Mineral County leaves 2 dead and 1 hospitalized

Crime Watch
Posted at 12:51 PM, Feb 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-07 20:37:20-05

MISSOULA — Two people are dead and one is hospitalized after a shooting in Mineral County Saturday evening at a residence three miles north of St. Regis.

Around 6 p.m. a shooting incident was reported to Mineral County Dispatch.

Officers arrived on scene to find three members of the same family victims of the shooting. Two were dead on scene. The third individual was severely injured and life-flighted to a hospital in Spokane.

Mineral County Sheriff Mike Toth said there is no danger to the community because the suspect is one of the deceased.

Toth said Missoula County officials and Montana Division of Criminal Investigation assisted with the incident.

"We can't thank them enough for helping us with this God-awful scene," Toth said.

The incident is still being investigated and names have not yet been released.