Grant County authorities investigating triple homicide - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Grant County authorities investigating triple homicide

Posted: Updated:
Photo: Joyce Edie, Mattawa Area News Photo: Joyce Edie, Mattawa Area News

GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - An investigation into a triple homicide is underway in Grant County after three hispanic males were found shot to death southwest of Mattawa.

Grant County Undersheriff John Turley says deputies responded to a call about gunshots at 9:15 p.m. Monday at a home about two miles outside of Mattawa.

Story continues below...

Authorities investigate at a second homicide scene. Police put up a canopy over one of the bodies. Photo: Joyce Edie, Mattawa Area News


One man was found dead at the scene. A second man died in an ambulance. Turley says the body of the third male victim was found on a nearby roadway.
     
The names of the victims are not known. Turley says detectives are looking into the possibility of drug or gang connections.

Turley says multiple agencies are assisting with the investigation including the Washington State Patrol and crime lab specialists from Spokane.

Turley also says they have what's called a ‘Computer Aided Total Station' headed to assist. The station is used to reconstruct crime scenes in vehicle crashes or violent homicides.

Stay with KHQ.com for more information.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Remembering Beau Weiher: Montana man dies in Glacier National Park

    Remembering Beau Weiher: Montana man dies in Glacier National Park

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:01:41 GMT
    WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) - A 22-year-old Montana man has died, possibly after attempting an illegal BASE jump in Glacier National Park. The National Park Service was notified at Saturday night that Beau Weiher, of Missoula, was overdue from a solo day hike in the Many Glacier Area.>>
    WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) - A 22-year-old Montana man has died, possibly after attempting an illegal BASE jump in Glacier National Park. The National Park Service was notified at Saturday night that Beau Weiher, of Missoula, was overdue from a solo day hike in the Many Glacier Area.>>
  • First date ends with man dead, woman hospitalized

    First date ends with man dead, woman hospitalized

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:44 AM EDT2014-09-16 13:44:21 GMT
    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Pierce County sheriff's detectives know this much: a first date ended with a Gig Harbor, Washington, man dead and his date hospitalized in critical condition.The News Tribune reports that investigators think the 47-year-old Port Orchard woman ran over her date, then crashed his truck 15 feet down an embankment.>>
    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Pierce County sheriff's detectives know this much: a first date ended with a Gig Harbor, Washington, man dead and his date hospitalized in critical condition.The News Tribune reports that investigators think the 47-year-old Port Orchard woman ran over her date, then crashed his truck 15 feet down an embankment.
    >>
  • WATCH: Rarely seen 9/11 Budweiser commercial that aired only once

    WATCH: Rarely seen 9/11 Budweiser commercial that aired only once

    Thursday, September 11 2014 8:52 PM EDT2014-09-12 00:52:54 GMT
    KHQ.COM - This Budweiser commercial was produced after the September 11th terrorist attacks. However, it hasn't been widely seen because Budweiser only aired it once so as not to benefit financially from it - they just wanted to acknowledge the tragic event.>>
    KHQ.COM - This Budweiser commercial was produced after the September 11th terrorist attacks. However, it hasn't been widely seen because Budweiser only aired it once so as not to benefit financially from it - they just wanted to acknowledge the tragic event.>>