Dad shoots 2 young sons, killing 1, and then turns gun on self in Montana murder-suicide

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A father shot and killed his two young sons, killing one, before fatally shooting himself in a Montana home over the weekend, authorities said.

the Mineral County Sheriff’s Office responded to the home near St. Regis shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday. Deputies found Anthony Dascher, 37, and his 7-year-old son dead from gunshot wounds, the news outlets reported. Dascher’s 4-year-old son, who also had been shot, was flown to a hospital in Washington state, where he remains on life support, deputies said.

Investigators believe Dascher was the shooter and are calling the incident a murder-suicide,

The Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate the shooting with assistance from the Montana Department of Criminal Investigation.

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