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Authorities release name of Missoula shooting victim

East Missoula Shooting
Posted at 2:28 PM, Dec 09, 2020

MISSOULA — Authorities have released the name of the man who was shot and killed on Tuesday afternoon at a Missoula apartment complex.

Missoula County Sheriff TJ McDermott says the victim has been identified as 33-year-old Sundance Ron Leon Hernandez of Missoula.

Hernandez died at the scene of a shooting, that occurred in the parking lot of the Creekside Apartments on East Broadway.

Law enforcement is continuing to search for a suspect in the killing who has been identified as 33-year-old Christopher Newrider who fled the scene on foot before police arrived.

Anyone with information about the fatal shooting is asked to contact Missoula City Police Detective Devin Erickson at (406) 552-6291.

"Our sympathies go out to the Hernandez family," Sheriff McDermott said in a statement.