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Authorities investigating shooting death in Flathead County

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Posted at 3:09 PM, Apr 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-18 17:19:35-04

MISSOULA — Authorities are investigating a weekend shooting death in Flathead County.

The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a report of a person being shot at the Snow Slip Inn near Essex shortly before 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2022.

Deputies found several people at the scene attempting to provide medical aid to a 36-year-old man, who was later pronounced dead on the scene.

An investigation into the shooting death is underway with detectives investigating the scene and talking with witnesses.

According to a news release, there is no threat to the public at this time.

The body is being sent to the Montana State Crime Lab in Missoula for an autopsy.

The identity of the man has not yet been released, pending notification of family. We will update you as we get more information.