The Lewis County Sheriff's office is investigating a murder suicide on the Tennessee Road in Winlock, Washington.
Initially detectives and fire personnel were called to the resident at 4:14 p.m. when a 63 year old female accidentally fell into her well while trying to add chlorine. The female had fallen approximately 50 feet, was rescued and transported to the hospital for treatment.
It was during the rescue efforts that two of the females brothers (ages 59 years old and 56 years old) were on the site with the older brother being disruptive. The 59 year old was asked to leave and engaged in a verbal dispute with his brother.
At 6:30 p.m. the 59 year old brother returned and was armed with a handgun. According to witnesses, the 59 year old shot his younger brother multiple times and then turned the gun on himself. Both brothers died of their injuries.
The 59 year old was a resident of Malone and the 56 year old was a rural resident of Winlock. Names have not been released at press time and the investigation is ongoing.
If you have any information that would help in the investigation, the Sheriff's office has asked to be contacted at 360-748-9286 or Lewis County Communications at 360-740-1105.