UPDATE – Hostages Released Safe – Shots Fired At Officers – High Drama as Missoula Law Enforcement Engaged in Pursuit of Vehicle
UPDATE #2: This morning's incident began with an alleged robbery at Deano's Casino at the Wye. The suspects, a Hispanic male and a black male, forced a family from Washington State into their vehicle and sped away from the scene. As police pursued, the suspects fired shots at officers. The suspects released the hostages at different locations. The suspects released the final hostages on Highway 93 North near Sweetgrass Lane and are still at large.
UPDATE: Hostages taken by armed suspects have been recovered safely. The two suspects are on foot on on Highway 93 near Sweetgrass Lane. The suspects are described as a possibly Hispanic male, 19-25 wearing dark clothing and a black hoodie, and a black male, 19-25, wearing dark clothing. They were carrying a pillowcase with several items inside.
OUR ORIGINAL STORY:
Shots have been fired at pursuing law enforcement officers during a high speed pursuit that has led through Missoula and out onto Interstate 90.
Missoula Police, Sheriff's Office and Montana Highway Patrol vehicles are engaged in the pursuit.
The vehicle is a gray Chevrolet 2010 Traverse with Washington plates.
Anyone who spots the vehicle, please call 9-1-1.
KGVO is following the pursuit.