Crime

Two Dead in Apparent Murder Suicide in Southern Montana

Livingston police chief said police were en route to a reported disturbance when they were told that several shots had been fired

By Associated Press

LIVINGSTON — Police in southcentral Montana say two people are dead in an apparent murder-suicide.

Livingston Police Chief Dale Johnson said in a statement that police were en route to a reported disturbance between multiple people on Sunday morning when they were told that several shots had been fired.

When officers arrived and made contact with one of the people involved in the disturbance, he shot himself, according to Johnson. Another person involved in the dispute died of gunshot injuries, according to a preliminary investigation.

The names of those involved were not immediately released. There was no further threat to the community, Johnson said.

The Montana Department of Criminal Investigation and Montana Highway Patrol are assisting in the investigation.

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