3 Dead, 1 Injured in Lewis County Shooting - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

3 Dead, 1 Injured in Lewis County Shooting

SALKUM, Wash. - Lewis County authorities think the victims and the shooter in an early morning triple homicide in Salkum knew each other. And it now appears the gunman may have been trying to collect on a drug debt. Sheriff's Commander Steve Aust says officers are searching for 31-year-old John Allen Booth Jr. of Onalaska. He is considered armed and extremely dangerous.

Aust says officers are still processing the crime scene and not every victim has been identified, but most of the people shot to death around 2 a.m. Saturday were adults. A fourth person has been airlifted to a hospital in critical condition.

The Seattle Times reports Booth is under Department of Corrections supervision and has a long list of criminal convictions that include assault with a deadly weapon, witness tampering, burglary and possession of stolen firearms. Aust says he works in Tacoma and also has some connections in Seattle. Deputies are following up on several leads in Lewis County.

Previous Coverage:

Triple Homicide In Lewis County

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