Triple Homicide In Lewis County

SALKUM, Wash. - The Lewis County sheriff says three people were shot to death inside a Salkum home early Saturday and a fourth has been airlifted to a hospital in critical condition. Lewis County Sheriff's detectives and the Washington State Patrol are investigating.

Sheriff Steve Mansfield says they are searching for 31-year-old John Allen Booth Jr. Mansfield says Booth is considered armed and extremely dangerous. Commander Steve Aust says detectives believe the shooter and the victims knew each other, but they do not think the case involved domestic violence or murder-suicide. He adds that Lewis County authorities do not believe the shooting was random.

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