Police: 4 fatally shot in central Wyo.; 1 arrested

July 8, 2011 - 11:14 AM

WHEATLAND, Wyo. (AP) — Police say four people have been shot to death at a residence in a central Wyoming town, and a suspect is in custody.

Police in Wheatland, about 90 miles north of Cheyenne, say officers responded to a report of shots fired at the residence shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday.

They say they arrested a man identified as Everett Conant, in his mid-30s, after a brief standoff. They say he surrendered without incident.

Police say some of the victims were minors. One other person was transported to a hospital for treatment.

Attempts to reach police and prosecutors for more information Friday were not immediately successful.