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Police still unsure of motive in Moscow shooting

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Shooting suspect John Lee. Shooting suspect John Lee.
MOSCOW, Idaho -

Update: Moscow Police Chief David Duke tells KHQ police executed a search warrant on shooting suspect John Lee's black Honda late last night and found five weapons, including two pistols, a revolver, a shotgun and a rifle.

Investigators are still unsure what motivated Lee to go on a shooting spree Saturday afternoon that left three people dead and another person in critical condition.

Duke says Lee will be charged with three counts of first degree murder and one count of attempted first degree murder in Latah County, Idaho.

There will be a prayer vigil for the victims of the shootings Sunday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. at Moscow First United Methodist Church. 

Lee is scheduled to make his first court appearance Monday, Jan. 12.

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Four people have been shot and three are dead after a series of shootings in Moscow Idaho.

The City of Moscow Police Department has released the names of the victims. Three people have died including 76-year-old Moscow businessman David Trail, Arby's restaurant manager Belinda Niebuhr,47, and the suspect's mother and Moscow Family Medicine Physician's Assistant Terri Grzebielski, who was 61 years old.

The suspect has been identified as 29-year-old Moscow resident John Lee.

Police believe Lee shot Grzebielski at her residence in the 400 block of Veatch Street in Moscow.

Another shooting happened at the offices of Northwest Mutual Life Insurance at 303 E Third Street in Moscow. Trail and Michael Chin were shot by Lee during that encounter and Trail was taken to Pullman Regional Hospital and declared dead when he arrived. Chin was taken to Gritman Medical Center and is currently listed in critical condition.

The third shooting happened at an Arby's restaurant in Moscow. Police say Lee entered the restaurant, asked for the manager, and opened fire with a weapon. Neibuhr was taken to Gritman Medical Center and was declared dead.

Lee left the scene in a black Honda and was taken into custody and booked into Whitman County jail after a high-speed pursuit.

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