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Two dead, one injured after reported shooting in western Marathon CountySubmitted: 01/20/2018
ABBOTSFORD - Two people, a male and a female, died and another female went to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries in what appears to be a shooting in western Marathon County.

According to a release from Colby-Abbotsford Police Chief Jason Bauer, a 911 call came in around 3 a.m. Saturday reporting the shooting on East Maple Street in Abbotsford.  Police from Marathon and Clark counties went to the house and found the victims.


Bauer reports that officers arrested the suspect, who is male, near the crime scene and that he is currently in custody at the Marathon County Jail. A gun was also recovered from the scene.

At a press conference Saturday afternoon, investigations officer with Marathon County, Greg Bean said the suspect was familiar with the victims but did not specify how.

The suspect is being held on two counts of first-degree intentional homicide and one count of attempted first- degree homicide.

The suspect's initial court appearance is scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday.

More information about the victims will be released at a later time once the families have been notified.

The state crime lab, State Patrol, Clark County Sheriff's Office, and the Marathon County medical examiner are helping the Colby-Abbotsford Police Department and MCSO Investigations Division with the case.

We will continue to update this story as new information becomes available.



Story By: Newswatch 12 News Team

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