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Two women shot south of Billings, a man taken into custody



Billings, Montana – After two women were shot south of Billings, a guy is being held in the county jail on suspicion of attempted murder.

Sheriff of Yellowstone County Mike Linder stated on Tuesday morning that it was still unknown what precipitated the shooting on Cormier Road on Monday afternoon.

According to a press release from Linder, the shooting was reported at around 4:40 p.m. when officials learned that two people had been shot.

“When they arrived on scene, Deputies found two males and 3 females that were involved in the incident,” Linder said. “Two of the females had suffered gunshot wounds and were transported to Billings Hospitals.”

Carl Chester Alden, 32, one of the males, was detained at the scene and later lodged in the Yellowstone County jail on suspected attempted murder charges.

The two shot women’s conditions are unknown, according to Linder.

“YCSO Detectives are investigating the incident,” Linder said. “At this time we do not have information as to why they were in the area or exactly what precipitated the incident.”


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