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Update: Victims, suspect in Royal City shooting identified

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ROYAL CITY, Wash. -

Update: The Grant County Sheriff's Office reports the two victims and a suspect in a shooting a Callahan Manufacturing in Royal City have been identified Friday night. The shooting happened at around 8 a.m. Friday morning. One of the victims died at the scene and the other was airlifted to a hospital.

49-year-old Joel Rodriguez of Quincy died at the scene. The other victim, identified as 55-year-old Augustin Verduzco Sanchez of Soap Lake, remains in critical condition after being shot multiple times.

The suspect has been identified as 30-year-old Eduardo Ibarra-Valencia of Royal City. He has been booked into Grant County Jail on suspicion of first degree murder and attempted first degree murder.

Preliminary information suggests the shooting happened following a confrontation between employees at Callahan. No other specific motive information is available right now.

Previous coverage:

The Grant County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal shooting that happened Friday morning in Royal City, about 30 miles south of Moses Lake.

The shooting took place at around 8:00 a.m. at Callahan Manufacturing. The Sheriff's Office says one person is dead and another person is in critical condition after being airlifted from the scene to an unknown hospital.  The Sheriff's Office says a suspect is in custody. 

Royal City public schools were on lock down during the incident but the lock down has since been lifted. There is no further threat to public safety. 

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