Murder-suicide confirmed in Saturday shooting deaths

Posted at 8:46 AM, Jun 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-11 10:46:40-04

Authorities have not yet released the names of the two people who died on Saturday, but Cascade County Attorney Josh Racki confirmed to KRTV on Monday that it was a murder-suicide.

The GFPD released the following information on Monday afternoon: 

June 9, 2018 at 0331 hours 911 dispatchers at the Great Falls and Cascade County Emergency Communications Center received report of a disturbance occurring in the 700 block of 20th Street North. Officers arrived to find a female and a male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Both were transported to Benefis Emergency Department where they succumbed to their injuries and were pronounced deceased. 

We are in the early stages of this investigation and may release further pertinent information at a later date. The Cascade County Sheriff’s Office may release the names of the deceased when their coroner’s investigation concludes. 

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of all involved, and to the officers and emergency personnel from the responding agencies, including: CC/GF Emergency Communications Center, Cascade County Sheriff’s Office, Great Falls Emergency Services, Great Falls Fire Rescue, Victim-Witness Assistance Services, and DPHHS – Division of Family Services.

We will update you as we get more information.

(SATURDAY, JUNE 9) The Great Falls Police Department says that two people died in what it says was a "disturbance" early Saturday.

Police responded to a home on 20th Street North at about 3:30 a.m. for a report of a disturbance involving possible gunshots, according to a press release from the GFPD.

The GFPD says that two adults were taken by ambulance from the residence, and later pronounced dead at Benefis Health System.

Police say that there is no threat to the public and they are not looking for any suspects. Authorities have not yet released the names of the two people.

The GFPD says that no other information will be released until at least Monday, and officers are continuing to investigate.

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