TROUT CREEK - A man is suspected of shooting two others before killing himself at a residence near Trout Creek over the weekend.
Sanders County dispatchers received reports that two people had been shot at a home outside of Trout Creek at around 8:50 p.m. on Saturday, according to a statement released by the Sanders County Sheriff’s Office on Monday afternoon.
Deputies on scene confirmed that two people had been shot. One adult female was found dead and an adult male who had a gunshot wound was transported to St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula.
According to the statement, the suspect had fled the scene when Sheriff’s deputies arrived. The suspect was later found dead a short distance from the residence with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Sanders County Sheriff Tom Rummel says an investigation is ongoing into the incident is continuing and that the names of those involved are being withheld pending notification of the next of kin.
Two Bear Air out of Whitefish assisted in the search efforts.