2 Killed In Christmas Day Shooting Near Kalispell - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

2 Killed In Christmas Day Shooting Near Kalispell

KALISPELL, Mont. - Authorities say two people were shot and killed on Christmas Day after a man opened fire at a home west of Kalispell.

Flathead County Sheriff Mike Meehan says the suspect, 34-year-old Tyler Michael Cheetham, was arrested Saturday night at an abandoned trailer not far from the crime scene. Meehan said Cheetham allegedly fled the scene in a vehicle of one of the victims, abandoned it and then stole another one. Authorities tracked him through the snow.

Meehan told the Missoulian newspaper that the case is being investigated as a double homicide.
Authorities say one victim died at the scene, and the other died at Kalispell Regional Medical Center. The victims' names have not yet been released.
    
      
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