Authorities in Montana recognized the three people eliminated in a gambling establishment shooting early Tuesday together with the suspected gunman, who was eliminated hours later on by U.S. marshals.
The suspect was determined as Ricky Lee Gardipee, 41, who was fatally shot about a mile from the Emerald City Casino in Great Falls. His body was sent out to the Montana Crime Labe for an autopsy, Petroleum County Coroner R.J. Brown said in a declaration.
A shooting at the Emerald City Casino in Great Falls, Mont., left 3 people dead early Tuesday. Authorities identified the victims and the presumed gunman Wednesday..
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Detectives were trying to identify if anybody else was associated with Tuesday’s deadly shooting. Authorities have not launched a motive for the killings.
The shooting took place around 2 a.m. inside the casino, which is located along a main business strip.
Responding officers found 3 dead bodies and a 4th individual shot when they came to the scene. The hurt victim was required to a hospital for treatment and was listed in steady condition since Wednesday morning.
A search including local, state and federal authorities got underway right after the shooting occurred, and Gardipee was shot near a school in a domestic community, officials said.
He was shot around 5: 45 a.m. after “engaging law enforcement,” Great Falls Authorities Capt. Jeff Newton said. He did not elaborate.
The Associated Press added to this report.