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1 person dead, 2 injured in Kalispell shooting

1 person dead, 2 injured in Kalispell shooting
Posted at 2:05 PM, Sep 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-16 21:25:46-04

KALISPELL — Police have released more details about the fatal shooting in Kalispell.

Officers say a man had been asked to leave the Fuel Fitness parking lot by employees of the business.

An argument ensued and the man opened fire on one of the employees, killing him.

Police say a bystander then reportedly grabbed a gun from his vehicle and "engaged the suspect," disabling him.

The bystander sustained a gunshot wound during the exchange.

The suspect and the bystander were taken to Logan Health for medical treatment.

Police say the bystander is in stable condition; the suspect is in critical condition and remains under law enforcement supervision.

The man who died has been identified as a 28-year-old Kalispell resident.

Authorities have not released the names of any of the people involved at this point.

We will update you as we get more information.

(1st REPORT) Police responded to reports of gunshots fired at or near Fuel Fitness in Kalispell on Thursday.

1 person dead, 2 injured in Kalispell shooting

According to Kalispell Police Chief Doug Overman, the initial call said that two men were shooting at each other at about 10:50 a.m.

Officers found three people at the scene with gunshot wounds; one of the people was dead.

The two surviving gunshot victims were taken to Logan Health.

There is no word at this point on the nature or severity of their injuries.

Police Chief Overman says a suspect has been accounted for and is no longer a threat to the public.

The names of the people involved have not been released at this point.