An investigation into an apparent murder-suicide involving two Carter County brothers is under way.

Travis Carlson died from a gunshot wound, according to Carter County Sheriff Neil Kittelmann. Authorities are investigating the incident as a possible homicide involving Carlson's twin brother, Eric Carlson, who was also found dead.

The incident took place at about 5:15 p.m. Thursday on Tie Creek Road in rural Carter County, according to reporting from Newell Broadcasting.

The Montana Division of Criminal Investigation is assisting in the investigation, which was in the initial stages early Friday.

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General Assignment Reporter

Reporter for The Billings Gazette.