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Montana, casino, shooter ID’d after shooting spree

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Authorities in Montana found that of the three people killed in a casino shooting early Tuesday, along with the alleged gunman, who was killed hours later by the U. s. marshals.

The Cascade County Sheriff’s Office released the names of the three victims are: John, Ann Larsen, 53; Barbara Joanne Carlson, 60; and Steve Mitchell, Bob, 61, KFBB-TV reported.

The suspect has been identified as Ricky Lee Gardipee, 41, was fatally shot about a mile from the Emerald City Casino Great Falls. His body was sent to the Montana Crime Labe for an autopsy, the Petroleum County Coroner R. J. Brown said in a statement.

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In a shoot-out in the Emerald City Casino Great Falls, Mont., on the left, three people were killed in the beginning of the week. Governments, who are the victims and the alleged shooter on Wednesday.
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Investigators were trying to determine whether or not someone else was involved in Tuesday’s fatal shooting. Authorities have not released a motive for the killings.

The shooting took place around 2 a.m. in the casino, which is located right next to one of the most important commercial strip.

Responding to the officials, three bodies and a fourth person, were shot when they arrived on the scene. The injured victim was taken to a hospital for treatment and was listed in stable condition as of Wednesday morning.

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A search involving local, state, and federal governments, followed soon after the shooting took place, and, Gardipee, was shot dead near a school in a residential neighborhood, officials said.

He was gunned down at around 5:45 p.m., after “the end of the rule of law,” the Great Falls Police department Capt. Jeff Newton said. He did not elaborate on it.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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