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Grant County authorities investigating triple homicide

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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.

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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.

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