(MISSOULA)- Authorities are now saying it was a Missoula exchange student that was shot and killed when he was found in a homeowner's garage early Sunday morning.
Missoula County Public School officials have identified the shooting victim as Diren Dede of Hamburg, Germany. He'd been attending classes as a Junior at Big Sky High School.
Detectives say the shooting happened just after midnight when the 29-year old resident thought he heard an alarm and found the boy inside his garage. He was fatally injured by the gunshot and died soon after police had responded to the home on Deer Canyon Court.
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