Third person dies following shooting in Scotland

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SCOTLAND, S.D. (KELO) — A suspect faces charges in a deadly shooting in Scotland.

When the Bon Homme County Sheriff’s Office arrived at the home on Tuesday evening, deputies found two victims who had been killed. Three other people were also shot; one of those people later died.

An investigation by Special Agents with the Division of Criminal Investigation found the shooting was likely the result of a “domestic-related altercation.”

Francis D. Lange, 42, now faces several charges including first-degree murder (3 counts), attempted murder (2 counts), and aggravated assault (5 counts).

Court papers say he shot and killed three people Tuesday evening, including a father and daughter. The victims are listed as Libardo Monclova, Angela Monclova and Diane Akins.

Lange is also accused of shooting a 5-year old child and another woman. Documents say they both have life-threatening injuries and are being treated in Sioux Falls.

Authorities say this wasn’t their first call involving Lange. An affidavit says they’d received a domestic violence related call several months ago involving Lange and one of the women he’s accused of killing.

Law enforcement says while the investigation is ongoing, there is no threat to the public or community. Bail has been set at $2 million. Lange’s next court appearance is set for November 16.

Law enforcement remains parked outside the scene of a deadly shooting in Scotland, S.D.

KELOLAND’s Lauren Soulek is in Scotland on Wednesday; look for updates from her throughout the day on KELOLAND News and KELOLAND.com.

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