3 Dead in Montana Casino Shooting, Suspect Killed by Police

The shooting is being investigated by local and federal officers

By Tristan Scott

GREAT FALLS — A predawn shooting Tuesday at a Montana casino left three people dead and another person injured and the suspect was later tracked down and killed by police, officials said.

The shooting at the Emerald City Casino in the city of Great Falls happened about 2 a.m. Tuesday, according to a statement from the Great Falls Police Department.

Police found the bodies of three victims inside the casino when they arrived. The suspect was located by police in another part of the city and was fatally shot by officers at about 5:45 a.m.

“There is no longer a danger to the public,” the statement said.

The injured person was recovering from unspecified injuries at Benefis Hospital, police said. A hospital spokeswoman, Whitney Bania, did not immediately respond to phone and email messages seeking comment about the person’s condition.

An elementary school near the place where police killed the suspect canceled classes and postponed a K-3 grade concert.

The shooting is being investigated by local and federal officers.

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