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Police: University of Idaho students killed in a 'targeted attack'

Four people dead in apparent homicide near University of Idaho campus
Posted at 3:53 PM, Nov 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-16 13:10:09-05

MOSCOW, Idaho — UPDATE (11/15/2022 8:00 p.m.):

In a press release Tuesday night, Moscow Police say evidence indicates the incident was a targeted attack and not an ongoing community threat. Additionally, police say they have shared all the information they can without compromising the investigation.

Police say they're hoping to release more information Wednesday.

UPDATE (11/15/2022 10:00 a.m.):

On Tuesday, Moscow Police said there was no weapon found at the scene where they previously reported four U of I students were found Sunday as victims of an apparent homicide.

There are no suspects in custody, but police say they do not believe there is an "imminent threat to the community at large."

The press release says preliminary information leads investigators to believe an edged weapon, such as a knife, was used in the murders, but no weapons were found at the scene.

"Investigators are continuing to work diligently on establishing a timeline of relevant events to re-create the victims’ activities on the evening of November 12 and early morning of November 13, following all leads and identifying persons of interest," the press release stated. "Currently, there are no suspects in custody."

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Original article (10/13/2022):

Moscow Police say four people are dead in an apparent homicide. Officers were called to the area of King Road just before noon Sunday to reports of an unconscious person. When officers arrived they found four people dead.

Officers have not released the identities of those killed as they are working to notify next of kin. Moscow Police confirmed to Idaho News 6 all four were students of the University.

Captain Tyson Berrett told us it happened at a home that was converted into an apartment.

A press release from the Moscow Police Department said, "The Moscow Police Department gives our heartfelt condolences to family members, friends, and the Moscow Community."

The incident is located just minutes from the campus of the University of Idaho. It even prompted the University to send out an alert to students to shelter in place. The shelter-in-place was later lifted, but the University urged Students to remain vigilant.

In a tweet, Sunday night the University of Idaho said police have indicated there is no ongoing threat.

Police are asking anyone with information to call (208) 882-COPS.

The investigation is active including into possible suspects and police will release more information once they have it.

This is a developing story and we will continue to update it as more information becomes available.