Lake County officers investigating possible homicide-suicide
POLSON, Mont. (AP) — Law enforcement officers in northwestern Montana are investigating an apparent homicide-suicide near the town of Big Arm, Lake County Sheriff Donald R. Bell said Wednesday.
Officers responding to a 911 call just before 4:30 a.m. found a woman who had been shot to death and another person who had been shot, but was still showing signs of life, Bell said in a statement.
That person died after being taken to the hospital by ambulance.
The initial investigation determined the deaths are likely a homicide-suicide. The bodies have been taken to the state crime lab in Missoula for autopsy.
The names of the deceased were being withheld until family members could be notified, Bell said.
A dog was also shot and killed at the residence, he said.