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Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with a shooting death and a fatal hit-and-run crash in northwest Montana.

The Great Falls Tribune reports the 17-year-old boys are being held at a juvenile detention center for the deaths of 28-year-old Amy Whitegrass and 38-year-old Lindsay Whiteman.

Investigators say Whitegrass was shot during a confrontation in the town of Starr School west of Browning early Tuesday morning, and Whiteman was hit and killed by the teen shooter as he fled the scene in a pickup.

Police found the truck in Great Falls that night and took both teens into custody. One of the boys had a pistol in his waistband and was carrying marijuana and hashish.

Investigators were told the fatal shooting happened after Whitegrass pulled a knife.

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