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Man fatally shot, daughter wounded in Northern Nevada

CARSON CITY — Authorities were searching Saturday night for a man suspected of fatally shooting a man and wounding his 19-year-old daughter in Carson City.

Sheriff Ken Furlong said the shooting early Saturday morning might stem from a domestic conflict.

He said the suspect, 22-year-old Michael Brentlinger, was recently in the Carson City Jail on charges stemming from an alleged assault against the female victim in the shooting.

The sheriff told the Nevada Appeal that Brentlinger was arrested on Dec. 5 and the woman was granted a personal protection order against him.

Deputies arrived at the scene of the 6 a.m. shooting to find a dead man and his daughter with a gunshot wound to the head. She was taken to a Reno hospital, where her condition was not immediately known. Their names were not immediately released.

Brentlinger fled the scene in a white Chevrolet Cavalier and is believed to be armed and dangerous, police said.

Authorities conducted a house-to-house search for the suspect in a neighborhood in nearby Gardnerville on Saturday morning. The search there was later called off.

Furlong told the Reno Gazette-Journal that Brentlinger once lived in Idaho and might be headed there. He also has ties to California. His mother lives in Carson City while his father resides in Reno.

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