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A Missoula Police car sits outside the Mountain Valley Inn on West Broadway Friday morning after two people were found shot to death earlier in the morning.

Authorities are searching for a 27-year-old man believed to be involved in a shooting that killed two people and injured one early Friday at a motel on West Broadway in Missoula.

Missoula Police are actively searching for Jonathon Whitworth, deemed a "person of interest" in the shooting. Police said in a release Friday that Whitworth was last seen in the Lolo area on foot and is believed to be armed and dangerous.

Whitworth is 5-feet, 11-inches tall with dark hair and dark eyes, and weighs approximately 185 pounds, according to Missoula police. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call Detective Mark Blood at 406-552-6281.

Police responded at 1:02 a.m. to a call about a disturbance at the Mountain Valley Inn Motel in the 400 block of West Broadway, said Sgt. Travis Welsh, public information officer for the Missoula Police Department.

They were directed to a room where they found a man and woman dead from gunshot wounds. Welsh said a second man with gunshot wounds was sent to the hospital with "serious" injuries.

"At this point, we are certainly actively engaged in a pretty intense investigation,'' he said. "We are interviewing persons of interest and looking for anyone with any information.''

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Whitworth is the only person law enforcement is actively seeking, Welsh said. He added that a vehicle police believe is related to the shooting has been impounded. 

A Missoula Police Department crime scene investigation vehicle was parked at the motel Friday morning.

Several guests of the motel said they did not hear any gunshots.

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