On Saturday, December 30, 2023, at about 10:24 PM, the Benton County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call reporting that a 59-year-old female had been shot and was being transported to a local hospital by private vehicle.

Deputies responded to a rural residence about 2 miles south of Vinton in Benton County. Deputies would locate an 89-year-old male at the residence, who also had been shot.

The male subject would later die from injuries sustained.

Deputies would determine that the public was not at risk in this incident.

The investigation is still ongoing, and the names of the involved parties will not be released at this time.


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