The Missoulian

TV Station’s News Director Shot and Killed

May 8, 2015  •  Post A Comment

The news director for a local TV station was fatally shot in an incident this week in which two people were killed before the alleged shooter turned the gun on himself.

The Missoulian newspaper reports that Kalee Scolatti, 34, the news director for KTMF-TV, ABC Fox Montana in Missoula, and Anthony Dupras, 46, died in the shooting Wednesday night at Scolatti’s home in Missoula.

“As of Thursday, the shooter remained in critical condition from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. His name has not been released, and police would not answer questions about the man’s relationship to the victims,” the newspaper reports.

The report adds: “Missoula police are still attempting to piece together the details and sequence of events that led to the shooting, but spokesman Travis Welsh said Thursday that initial evidence suggests the shooter came into Scolatti’s home at 314 Brooks St.

“Scolatti then called a family friend, Dupras, and asked him to come over to the residence.

“When Dupras arrived, the shooter took out a handgun and fired, first at Scolatti and Dupras, then at himself.”

Scolatti, a 2005 honors graduate of the University of Montana School of Journalism, had reportedly recently been promoted to news director after almost 10 years at the station.


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