Victims, suspect identified in Garden City shooting

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GARDEN CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) –  Rich County Sheriff’s deputies are trying to figure out why a man was targeting an elderly couple.

The couple was found shot inside a mobile home. The pair later identified as April and Michael Carnahan is expected to survive.

Deputies say the suspect, Rick Bywater, is dead after the couple shot him in self defense.

The family of the victims released the following statement: 

“We would like to thank our friends and community for their outpouring of love and support at this difficult time.The victims are being cared for and currently recovering. We would like to thank law enforcement and the emergency responders who helped our family today. We ask that you please respect our privacy at this time.”

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