Two dead in shooting in Three Forks, Sheriff: "Persons involved identified."

The large police presence will be in the area of Ash Street and 6th Avenue in Three Forks.

UPDATE, JAN. 16 AT 2:56 PM:

Gallatin County Sheriff Dan Springer shared more information on a shooting in Three Forks, including the identity of the suspect and victims involved.

The victims have been identified as brothers, Brendan Estabrook, 32 of Three Forks, and Chase Estabrook, 31 of Butte.

Zachary Eugene Norman, 24 of Three Forks, was arrested on two counts of felony deliberate homicide in connection with the shooting.

At this time, Norman is being held in the Gallatin County Detention Center on two counts of deliberate homicide.

According to Sheriff Springer, they believe they have located the weapon they believed was used in the shooting.

The victims will be taken to Missoula for an autopsy before they are released to the care of the funeral home.

An investigation into this incident is still ongoing.


UPDATE, JAN. 15 AT 9:15 AM:

County officials said two people in Three Forks are dead and that this was not a random incident.

Calls came in and law enforcement was dispatched around 3:30 a.m. Saturday for shots fired in the area of 6th Ave. East & Ash St.

Deputies and responding officers on the scene found two deceased men, and law enforcement learned that one person had fled on foot.

Sheriff Springer said the involved individuals had a prior altercation and that this was not a random act of violence.

A public notice was put out around 6:45 a.m. to alert residents to an increase in law enforcement presence in Three Forks.

At this time all individuals involved, that officials are aware of, have been identified.

Interviews are also being conducted with witnesses and other people of interest.

Identities are not yet being released.


UPDATE, JAN. 15 AT 8:16 AM:

Gallatin County officials are saying all identified involved persons have been located by law enforcement.

There are no current threats to the community related to this incident.

This is an ongoing investigation and there will continue to be a large law enforcement presence in the area for a while.


Previous coverage:

THREE FORKS, Mont.- Gallatin County is notifying residents of Three Forks right now that there was a report of shots fired near the intersection of 6th Ave. East & Ash St.

Two people have died and the suspect is currently at-large.

Residents are encouraged to stay in their homes with their doors locked and report any suspicious activity immediately to 911.


This is a developing story, please check back for updates.

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