Killings in Palermo

Butte County Sheriff’s Office investigating double homicide

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a double homicide that occurred at a Palermo residence on Monday night (July 18). Shortly after 8 p.m., officers responded to reports of gunshots at a home on Cynthiann Lane and found two adult male victims outside the residence. Both men died at the scene of gunshot wounds. The names of the victims have not been released, no suspects have been identified and no motive had been confirmed as of press time.

“Right now, we’re investigating leads we’ve received,” said Miranda Bowersox, Butte County public information officer. Bowersox said that investigators had only positively identified one of the two victims. There was a small marijuana grow found on the property, but it’s not yet clear whether the shootings were drug-related. Anyone with information should call the sheriff’s office at 538-7671.